Raven: The Untold Story by Tim Reiterman
Ever heard of the phrase "Don't drink the Kool-Aid?" Today, the expression is thrown around as a warning to peer pressure. However, the idiom is derived from the dark events that occurred in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. Reverend Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple cult, convinced over 900 people (including 276 children) to consume a fruit-flavored drink laced with cyanide poison. To this day, it is the second-greatest loss of American lives, surpassed only by the tragedies of 9/11. Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People chronicles Jones' life and the events that led to his demise.