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The Resource Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs

Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs

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Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs
Title
Breaking free
Title remainder
how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Jeffs
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs--Rachel's father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs' iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by John Krakauer's bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in 'houses of hiding' as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs' first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story--Rachel's experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an exposé of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles"--From the publisher's web site
Summary
The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600558
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
289.334092 J47Zj 2017a
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs
Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition ; First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
[ix], 386 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062692825
Isbn Type
(large print : softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)972383574
Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition ; First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
[ix], 386 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062692825
Isbn Type
(large print : softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)972383574

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