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Layton, Deborah 1953-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 25 publications in 3 languages and 1,552 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BP605.P46, B
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Most widely held works by Deborah Layton
Seductive poison : a Jonestown survivor's story of life and death in the Peoples Temple by Deborah Layton( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Waco to Heaven's Gate, the past decade has seen its share of cult tragedies. But none has been quite so dramatic or compelling as the Jonestown massacre, in which the Reverend Jim Jones and 913 of his disciples of the Peoples Temple perished. Deborah Layton had been a member for seven years when she left Peoples Temple headquarters in San Francisco, California, for Jonestown, Guyana, the promised land nestled deep in the South American jungle. It was a place where devoted Peoples Temple members believed they could escape racism and persecution from the press and the government in the United States, and live peacefully in a socialist utopia. When she arrived, however, Layton saw that something was seriously wrong. The settlement was surrounded by armed guards, food was scarce, and members were forced to work long hours and follow rigid codes of behavior. Jones, who was becoming increasingly delusional and dictatorial, constantly spoke of a revolutionary mass suicide, and Layton knew only too well that he had enough control over the minds of Jonestown residents to carry it out. When he finally did, in November of 1978, the news that over nine hundred Americans had swallowed cyanide-laced punch on a commune in South America shocked the world. But just six months before, Layton had narrowly escaped from Jonestown and returned the United States with warnings of impending disaster. Layton, opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how any race, culture, or class of individuals can fall prey to their strange allure
Veleno seducente by Deborah Layton( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he finally did, in November of 1978, the news that over nine hundred Americans had swallowed cyanide-laced punch on a commune in South America shocked the world. But just six months before, Layton had narrowly escaped from Jonestown and returned the United States with warnings of impending disaster. Layton, opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how any race, culture, or class of individuals can fall prey to their strange allure
Selbstmord im Paradies : Innenansichten einer Sekte by Deborah Layton( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gastrointestinal and cardiovascular safety of COX-2 slective inhibitors in general practice : the contribution of prescription-event monitoring by Deborah Layton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drinking poison inside Jonestown( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Deborah Layton, a survivor of the Jonestown murder-suicide of 1978. She was a devotee, trusted confidante and high level member of The Peoples Temple, the church Jim Jones founded. She tells her "up close and personal" account of life in a poisonous cult where theft, fraud, sexual, physical and psychological abuse, and finally death were required of its members
In my father's house : the story of the Layton family and the Reverend Jim Jones by Min S Yee( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the tragic story of the Layton family's--Lisa, Deborah and Larry--involvement in the Jonestown mass suicide and the airport murders
 
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Seductive poison : a Jonestown survivor's story of life and death in the Peoples Temple
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