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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: xiii, 430 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0307700666
  • 9780307700667


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

by Wright, Lawrence, 1947-

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Call number: 299.936 Wr

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Fl., Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

Additional Details

Introduction -- Part I: Scientology. The convert ; Source ; Going overboard -- Part II: Hollywood. The faith factory ; Dropping the body ; In service to the stars ; The future is ours ; Bohemian rhapsody ; TC and COB -- Part III: The prison of belief. The investigation ; Tommy -- Epilogue.

"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.

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