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Spencer, Irene

Summary: Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife at age 16. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's four brothers, one mentally...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 289.3092 SPE

Jeffs, Rachel

Summary: "In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JEFFS, RACHEL JEF

Jessop, Carolyn

Summary: Chronicles one woman's courageous flight to freedom with her eight children, and her account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 289.3092 JES

Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Few, if any, outsiders gain a peek inside the shrouded, secretive compounds of Mormon Fundamentalists. However, after years of painstaking research, Jon Krakauer has composed a shocking and insightful picture of these communities. He also provides commentary on the heinous murder carried out by polygamists Ron and Dan Lafferty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 289.33 KRA

Singular, Stephen.

Summary: As the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a sect of Mormonism based in southern Utah, Warren Jeffs held sway over thousands of followers for nearly a decade. In addition to coercing young girls into polygamous marriages with older men, Jeffs reputedly took scores of wives himself. The media were shunned, creating a hidden community where polygamy was prized above...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.33 SIN

Jessop, Carolyn

Summary: The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman's courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.3092 JES

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.3092 Jes

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Jeffs, Rachel

Summary: The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 JEF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFS, RACHEL JEF

Brower, Sam.

Summary: From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a fac̦ade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.--Bookjacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York 2011

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Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.3 Kraka

Krakauer, Jon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 289.332 Krakauer

Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.33 KRA

Wall, Elissa.

Summary: Elissa Wall details her life growing up in the polygamous Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints religious sect, being forced into an unwanted marriage at the age of 14, and her courage to testify against FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALL, ELISSA WAL

Wall, Elissa.

Summary: In this shocking, timely, and inspirational memoir, Elissa Wall details her life growing up in the polygamous Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints religious sect, being forced into an unwanted marriage at the age of 14, and her courage to testify against FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 289.3092 WAL