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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date June 1, 2004
Pages 399
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400032808
ISBN-10 1400032806
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God.

At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375432217 Book cover for 9780385509510
 
1 edition from Doubleday (July 1, 2003)
9780385509510 | details & prices | 372 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
Large print edition from Random House Large Print (July 1, 2003)
9780375432217 | details & prices | 665 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (June 1, 2004)
9781400032808 | details & prices | 399 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions.
With Gary S. Belkin, Arno F. Wittig | from McGraw-Hill (September 1, 1989); titled "Introduction to Psychology"
9780070712126 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $12.95
This edition also contains Introduction to Psychology, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
About: A comprehensive review of the basic principles of psychology, formatted in such a way as to provide college students with the essentials of the subject to supplement regular assigned reading.
Miscellaneous
from Anchor Books (June 8, 2004)
9781400078998 | details & prices | List price $16.00
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739306567
 
Abridged edition from Random House (July 1, 2003)
9780739306567 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739306574
 
Abridged edition from Random House (July 1, 2003)
9780739306574 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 20, 2008)
9781439566640 | details & prices | 399 pages | List price $23.95
About: This text provides an account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets.

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