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Author Singular, Stephen.

Title When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back / Stephen Singular.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.8423 J388Bs 2008    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 294 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents Sex and terrorism -- One-man rule -- The resistance -- In the shadows of Zion -- Fallen prophet -- Outlasting the sun.
Summary As the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a sect of Mormonism based in southern Utah, Warren Jeffs held sway over thousands of followers for nearly a decade. In addition to coercing young girls into polygamous marriages with older men, Jeffs reputedly took scores of wives himself. The media were shunned, creating a hidden community where polygamy was prized above all else. But in 2007, after a two-year FBI manhunt, Jeffs was convicted as an accomplice to rape. Journalist Singular traces Jeffs's rise to power and the concerted effort that led to his downfall. It was a movement championed by law enforcement, but more vocally by a group of former wives seeking to liberate young women from the arranged marriages they'd once endured. The book offers new revelations into a nearly impenetrable enclave--a place of inbreeding and eerie seclusion, and a tradition almost a century old.--From publisher description.
Subject Polygamy -- United States.
Jeffs, Warren, 1955-
Mormons -- United States -- Biography.
Forced marriage -- United States.
Mormon fundamentalism -- United States.
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
ISBN 0312372485
Standard No. NZ1 12065030

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