Cult Leaders: Charles Manson, Jim Jones and Others (Paperback)

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Cult Leaders: Charles Manson, Jim Jones and Others (Paperback)

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Why do we need to know about cult leaders? Because anyone can be manipulated by them. From the rich and famous to the poor and lonely, people believe in the worlds created by these extraordinarily charismatic and persuasive manipulators. But promises of a better life often lead to something dark, traumatic, or even fatal. Feature articles, op-ed pieces, and obituaries tell the stories of five of the most infamous cult leaders in American history: Charles Manson, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Heaven's Gate founder Marshall Applewhite, and Nxivm's Keith Raniere. Readers will learn about the people who sacrificed everything to follow them. Media literacy terms and questions deepen readers' understanding of reporting styles and devices.

Product Details ISBN: 9781642822410
ISBN-10: 1642822418
Publisher: New York Times Educational Publishing
Publication Date: July 30th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English