Cult awareness : a hot issue

by Goodnough, David.

Format: Print Book 2000
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According to research in Psychiatric Times, it has been estimated that there are three to five thousand cults in the United States alone. David Goodnough explores the nature of these groups through actual first-hand accounts of cult members. Some cults are harmless, however, others have been documented to be dangerous, especially to young people. The author explains what cults are and gives guidelines on how to avoid indoctrination into them.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-10. This entry in the Hot Issues series provides clear, interesting facts about the inception, history, and, in many cases, collapse of cults in the U.S. Initial stories about Heaven's Gate, Charles Manson and his followers, and the Jonestown mass suicide, which will certainly pique interest, are balanced by subsequent, more even-handed chapters that answer such questions as What is a cult? and Where do they come from? There's also some straightforward information about apocalyptic, Eastern, New Age, and space-age cults. The easy-to-read text, which serves more as a warning than an objective resource for serious research, is enhanced by a multicolored format and eye-catching color photographs. Addresses and Web sites for further information and chapter notes are appended. --Roger Leslie"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hot issues.
Subjects Cults -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Springfield, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2000
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0766011968
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