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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.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: Scientology.
Scientology -- Doctrines.
Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986.
Title: Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.
Edition: 1st ed.
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. [415]-418) and index.
ISBN: 0307700666 (hc.)
9780307700667 (hc.)
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1417714
Bib No.: 1417714

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