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The Resource Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer

Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer

Label
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith
Title
Under the banner of heaven
Title remainder
a story of violent faith
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer's book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America's fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krakauer, Jon
Dewey number
289.3/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1350L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
10
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mormon fundamentalism
  • Mormon fundamentalism
Label
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1078610
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
xxiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9781400032808
Lccn
2004559884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400032808
  • (OCoLC)55658742
Label
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1078610
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
xxiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9781400032808
Lccn
2004559884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400032808
  • (OCoLC)55658742

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