Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief

"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 or...

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Main Author: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Language:English
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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.
Physical Description:xiii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-418) and index.
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
ISBN:9780307700667 (hbk.)
0307700666 (hbk.)
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