Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.
|Authors:||Wright, Lawrence, 1947-|
|Call number:||299.936 WRI|
|Publisher:||New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.|
Scientology -- Doctrines.
Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986.
|Title:||Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.|
|Physical description:||xiii, 430 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents note:||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.|
|Summary note:||"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.|
|Biography note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -418) and index.|
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