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Author Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Title Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
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Description xiii, 430 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Borzoi book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-418) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Scientology -- The convert -- Source -- Going overboard -- pt. 2. Hollywood -- The faith factory -- Dropping the body -- In service to the stars -- The future is ours -- Bohemian rhapsody -- TC and COB -- pt. 3. The prison of belief -- The investigation -- Tommy -- Epilogue.
Summary "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.
Subject Scientology.
Scientology -- Doctrines.
Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986.
Alternate Title Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
ISBN 9780307700667 (hbk.) : $28.95
0307700666 (hbk.) : $28.95
OCLC number 818318033