Failure Magazine review of Stories from Jonestown
On November 18, 1978, nine hundred and eighteen people perished at Jonestown — three journalists, U.S. Congressman Leo J. Ryan, and nine hundred and fourteen residents/members of the Peoples Temple. But more than eighty individuals survived the events of that fateful day, as well as countless Peoples Temple members who were away from the community at the time. “Stories from Jonestown” is their story, an attempt to explain why they, and others, joined the Peoples Temple and followed Jim Jones — and to clarify what transpired in Guyana in mid-November 1978.