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The Resource When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back, Stephen Singular

When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back, Stephen Singular

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When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back
Title
When men become gods
Title remainder
Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Singular
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a sect of Mormonism based in southern Utah, Warren Jeffs held sway over thousands of followers for nearly a decade. In addition to coercing young girls into polygamous marriages with older men, Jeffs reputedly took scores of wives himself. The media were shunned, creating a hidden community where polygamy was prized above all else. But in 2007, after a two-year FBI manhunt, Jeffs was convicted as an accomplice to rape. Journalist Singular traces Jeffs's rise to power and the concerted effort that led to his downfall. It was a movement championed by law enforcement, but more vocally by a group of former wives seeking to liberate young women from the arranged marriages they'd once endured. The book offers new revelations into a nearly impenetrable enclave--a place of inbreeding and eerie seclusion, and a tradition almost a century old.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Singular, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeffs, Warren
  • Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Polygamy
  • Mormons
  • Forced marriage
  • Mormon fundamentalism
Label
When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back, Stephen Singular
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Publication
Note
"Features an all-new chapter on the Texas raids."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
840148
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312564995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780312564995
Label
When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back, Stephen Singular
Publication
Note
"Features an all-new chapter on the Texas raids."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
840148
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312564995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780312564995

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