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The Resource Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief, Lawrence Wright

Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief, Lawrence Wright

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Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
Title
Going clear
Title remainder
Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Wright
Title variation
Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative skills to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology: its origins in the imagination of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard; its struggles to find acceptance as a legitimate (and legally acknowledged) religion; its vast, secret campaign to infiltrate the U.S. government; its vindictive treatment of critics; its phenomenal wealth; and its dramatic efforts to grow and prevail after the death of Hubbard"--From publisher description
Summary
Examines the Church of Scientology; discusses the esoteric cosmology, the auditing process for determining an inductee's state of being, and the Bridge for Total Freedom; and details how the church pursues celebrities
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
299.936
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
Label
Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief, Lawrence Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. I. Scientology. The convert -- Source -- Going overboard -- pt. II. Hollywood. The faith factory -- Dropping the body -- In service to the stars -- The future is ours -- Bohemian rhapsody -- TC and COB -- pt. III. The prison of belief. The investigation -- Tommy -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 430 p.
Isbn
9780307700667
Lccn
2012532009
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a761480
  • (OCoLC)818318033
Label
Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief, Lawrence Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. I. Scientology. The convert -- Source -- Going overboard -- pt. II. Hollywood. The faith factory -- Dropping the body -- In service to the stars -- The future is ours -- Bohemian rhapsody -- TC and COB -- pt. III. The prison of belief. The investigation -- Tommy -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 430 p.
Isbn
9780307700667
Lccn
2012532009
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a761480
  • (OCoLC)818318033

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