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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (Library Binding)

By Author : Jon Krakauer 
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Description

Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism' - Will Self, "Evening Standard Books of the Year". 'Excellent ...a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general' - "Daily Telegraph". 'Krakauer writes exceptionally well: as thrilling as Capote on true crime, as devastating as Nietzsche on religious fundamentalism' - "Scotland on Sunday". 'Remarkable ...for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must' - "Independent". 'Krakauer is an adept chronicler of extremists, and he's as intent on understanding religious fanatics as he was in his earlier books on exploring the obsessions of monomaniacal adventurers' - "Los Angeles Times".

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Title: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
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Author: Jon Krakauer
Edition: Library Binding
ISBN: 143956664X
EAN: 9781439566640
No. of Pages: 399
Publish Date: 2008-10-20
Binding: Library Binding
Category(s): Christianity - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon);Murder - General;True Crime;Morm
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to India, Sri Lanka.

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