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Going Clear [compact Disc]

Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison Of Belief

By Lawrence Wright, 1947-

National Book Award Finalist


A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

At the book’s center, two men whom Wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion. And his successor, David Miscavige—tough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after the death of Hubbard.

We learn about Scientology’s complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church’s goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.

In Going Clear, Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is.


From the Hardcover edition.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

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  • CD 299.936 Wri [14 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction
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ISBN

9780385393041


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Summary: A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former scientologists, both famous and less well known, and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uncovers the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
Title: Going clear [compact disc] : Scientology, Hollywood, & the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Audio, p2012.
Subject: Hubbard, L. Ron, 1934- Miscavige, David. Scientology
Isbn: 9780385393041
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 299.936 Wri
Oclc: 818737788
Upc: 9780385393041
Bib Id: 457972

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Summary: A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former scientologists, both famous and less well known, and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uncovers the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
Title: Going clear [compact disc] : Scientology, Hollywood, & the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Audio, p2012.
Description: 14 sound discs (17.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Hubbard, L. Ron, 1934-
Subjects: Miscavige, David.
Subjects: Scientology
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Sellers, Morton.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Duration: 17:30:00.
Notes: Read by Morton Sellers; with an introduction read by the author.
ISBN: 9780385393041
Publisher Number: RHA 4128
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 299.936 Wri
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