Language: English . Brand New. Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world s fastest-growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of volunteer ministers offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of government to further its goals. Its attacks on psychiatry and its requirement that believers pay as much as tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars for salvation have drawn scrutiny and skepticism. And ex-members use the Internet to share stories of harassment and abuse.Now Janet Reitman offers the first full journalistic history of the Church of Scientology, in an even-handed account that at last establishes the astonishing truth about the controversial religion. She traces Scientology s development from the birth of Dianetics to today, following its metamorphosis from a pseudoscientific self-help group to a worldwide spiritual corporation with profound control over its followers and even ex-followers.Based on five years of research, unprecedented access to church officials, confidential documents, and extensive interviews with current and former Scientologists, this is the defining book about a little-known world. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : From author Janet Reitman comes the first full journalistic history of the notoriously secretive Church of Scientology---an even-handed account that uncovers the astonishing truth about the controversial religion.
Review: Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: Whatever your opinion of Scientology, the truth is more extreme. Inside Scientology is journalist Janet Reitman's incredible book-length follow-up to the Rolling Stone cover story of the same name, a 2007 finalist for the National Magazine Award. Founded by wayward science-fiction writer and historical revisionist par excellence L. Ron Hubbard, "America's Most Secretive Religion" is perhaps best known for high-profile adherents like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, but its tenets, processes, and internal organization form a story as surprising and captivating as that of any investigative work released this year. Reitman's extensive research--including hundreds of interviews with devotees and defectors alike--culminates in an expansive, page-turning survey of the origins, development, crises, beliefs, and scandals of this fascinating incorporated religion, all with a fair-minded approach that favors diligent curiosity over judgment at every turn. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman writes in the book's introduction, and to this end, Inside Scientology succeeds in spades. This book will remain the definitive study of the subject for a long time to come. --Jason Kirk
Titre : Inside Scientology: The Story of America s ...
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc
Date d'édition : 2011
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged library ed.
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0618883029I3N11
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Hardcover. État : Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. N° de réf. du libraire G0618883029I3N00
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2774257409
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 2780971145
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. État : Good. None. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP47978262
Description du livre Mariner Books. État : Good. . N° de réf. du libraire B07H-00099
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. État : Good. writting on inside cover page A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. N° de réf. du libraire WAL-D-2h-000381
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. État : Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP84652776
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. État : Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP73162657
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Hardcover. État : Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. N° de réf. du libraire mon0007141926