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The colony : faith and blood in a promised land  Cover Image Book Book

The colony : faith and blood in a promised land / Sally Denton.

Denton, Sally, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631498077
  • ISBN: 163149807X
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: She Was the Whitest -- "We're Not Radical Cultists" -- The Englishman and the Danish Girl -- Mountain Meadows Dogs -- Zion in a Dry Place -- "Am I About to Have a Cain in My Family?" -- Saint Benji and the Vanguard -- NXIVM: Ignite the Heart -- "Water Flows Uphill to Money" -- "Innocence Is Shattered" -- "An Eden in Contention" -- Epilogue: Sisterhood.
Summary, etc.:
"A shocking massacre in 2019 sparks a probing investigation into the strange, violent history of a polygamist Mormon outpost in Mexico. A harmless, unassuming caravan of women and children was ambushed by masked gunmen in northern Mexico on November 4, 2019. In a massacre that produced international headlines, nine people were killed and five others gravely injured. The victims were members of the La Mora and LeBaron communities-fundamentalist Mormons whose forebears broke from the LDS Church and settled in Mexico when polygamy was outlawed. In The Colony, the best-selling investigative journalist Sally Denton picks up where initial reporting on the killings left off, and in the process tells the violent history of the LeBaron clan and their homestead, from the first polygamist emigration to Mexico in the 1880s to the LeBarons' internal blood feud in the 1970s to the family's recent alliance with the NXIVM sex cult. Drawing on sources within Colonia LeBaron itself, Denton creates a mesmerizing work of investigative journalism in the tradition of Under the Banner of Heaven and Going Clear"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mass murder > Mexico > Case studies.
Polygamy > Religious aspects > Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mormon fundamentalism > Mexico > Case studies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 364.1523 DENTON 2022 (Text) 0001002418182 Nonfiction New Checked out 08/22/2022

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