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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.
Incite into the fanaticism involved with some religions
I didn't know much about Mormons before but now I have a much better idea of what is behind their beliefs. It's scary the things people will use their religion to justify.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, World
An excellent insight into the true workings of religion
The book is a great read, touches in some uncomfortable topics and shows the true workings of all religious institutions, a must read for those interested.
Under the Banner of Heaven
"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
ISBN: 9780330419123 ISBN-10: 0330419129 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 399 Published: 1st July 2011 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1 Edition Type: Unabridged