Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
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|Howe Library||299.936 WRI||31254003066517||Lower level||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780307700667 (hc.)
- ISBN: 0307700666 (hc.)
xiii, 430 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -418) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction -- Part I: Scientology. The convert ; Source ; Going overboard -- Part II: Hollywood. The faith factory ; Dropping the body ; In service to the stars ; The future is ours ; Bohemian rhapsody ; TC and COB -- Part III: The prison of belief. The investigation ; Tommy -- Epilogue.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative skills to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology: its origins in the imagination of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard; its struggles to find acceptance as a legitimate (and legally acknowledged) religion; its vast, secret campaign to infiltrate the U.S. government; its vindictive treatment of critics; its phenomenal wealth; and its dramatic efforts to grow and prevail after the death of Hubbard"--From publisher description.|
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|Subject:||Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron) 1911-1986