Del-Grande Publishing Inc.: New True Crime/History Book on Jim Jones and Jonestown

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Jonestown: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid details the life and death of People's Temple and provides an alternative reason why this massacre occurred.

It was the worst of times; it was the worst of circumstances; but was it truly a mass suicide or a covert government experiment gone awry?

True crime author, Will Savive has released his latest book entitled Jonestown: “Don’t Drink the Kool-aid,” by Del-Grande Publishing Inc. Savive is an author and investigative journalist with a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Science. Savive’s other true crime books include books on Amityville and the Amanda Knox case.


November 18, 1978, was a tragically unprecedented day in U.S. history that will forever be woven into the fabric of this country. It is the day that leader of Peoples Temple (PT), James Warren Jones, ordered the assassination of U.S. Congressman Leo J. Ryan and others at the Port Kaituma airstrip in South America, then led his congregation on what Guyana’s police chief, Skip Roberts, testified was a “mass suicide.” Decades later, however, the depth of this story is still unknown, and many scholars and former members who have continued their exploration of the incidents have found that there is still plenty of evidence as well as plenty of sinister connections that contradict the official version of this story.

The Book

Jonestown: “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” is the chronological story of the rise and fall of Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Jones—from his early years in Indianapolis and California, to the tragic ending in the jungle of South America that claimed the lives of 918 Americans. Jonestown: “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” comprehensively details the many links that Jones and his compound had with the CIA and their MKULTRA experiments. Through a comprehensive analysis of Jones’ life, Peoples Temple, and the investigation and the aftermath of the mass murder/suicides; this book is designed to be the quintessential marking piece that will re-introduce this story to society and serve as a reminder of the infamous mantra that hung in the pavilion in Jonestown: “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Jonestown: “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” was released last month in paperback, and eBook formats. After its release, Jonestown: “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” quickly reached number 1 in the categories of “history/historical study/historiography” and “History/Americas/ South America/Guyana” on in both paperback and eBook formats. The book will be released as an audio book on 5/30/14, and has been produced and narrated by well-known voice over actor, Mark Mosley, known for his starring role as Mushu in Disney’s “Mulan 2.”

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