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Stories from Jonestown - Leigh Fondakowski Most of my prior knowledge of Jonestown had come from short segments on TV or quick passages in books, as the massacre took place before I was born. Stories from Jonestown filled in huge gaps for me; much more than I would have been able to find in random curious internet searches.

While I enjoyed the interview format of the book, the structure was a serious drawback for me and actually made it somewhat difficult to sort through some of the information. Though the copy I was reading was an uncorrected proof, it seemed to be divided into chapters - however, the chapters were not quite thematic. I would have loved to see some of the interviews grouped together more closely by theme or even time period and collected into chapters to make the narrative a bit less jumpy. Without this, I felt like some information was being repeated while bits may have been omitted.

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