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The Resource Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer

Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer

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Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith
Title
Under the banner of heaven
Title remainder
a story of violent faith
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents an account of the 1984 murder of Brenda Lafferty and her fifteen-month-old daughter Erica by Mormon Fundamentalists Ron and Dan Lafferty, brothers to the victims' husband and father who claim they were acting on an order directly from God, and provides insights into Mormon Fundamentalists and other extremist belief systems
Summary
At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this "divinely inspired" crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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152411
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
289.3/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8680.M54
LC item number
K73 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a story of violent faith
Label
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Maps on endpapers."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7038256
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780385509510
Lccn
2003043824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (some color)
Label
Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Maps on endpapers."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7038256
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780385509510
Lccn
2003043824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (some color)

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