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Jonestown Massacre: A 'Reason' to Die


The following articles and documents were used as reference materials in the writing of this story:

Articles from the following Internet sites:

"A Beautiful Dream Turned Into a Deadly Nightmare"
by Jynona Norwood

"The Jonestown Massacre"
Author unknown

"Jonestown Suicides Shocked World"
By The Associated Press
Thursday, March 27, 1997; 1:00 p.m. EST

"Making Sense of the Nonsensical: An Analysis of Jonestown"
By Neal Osherow

"Jonestown massacre + 20: Questions linger"
November 18, 1998
Web posted at: 12:56 p.m. EST (1756 GMT)
Author unknown

"Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Unsolved Murders"
by Thomas G. Whittle and Jan Thorpe
Official Documentation

"The Assassination Of Representative Leo J. Ryan and The Jonestown, Guyana Tragedy"
Report of a Staff Investigative Group to The Committee on Foreign Affairs U.S. House of Representatives
May 15, 1979

Affidavit of Deborah Layton Blakey re the Threat and Possibility of Mass Suicide
by Members of the People's Temple.

Testimony of Clare Bouquet Before The International Operations Subcommittee,
Committee On Foreign Affairs
February 20, 1980



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