Under The Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

3.98 based on 110008 ratings & 7438 reviews on Goodreads.com
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Publication date: 30.05.2013
ISBN: 9780330527491
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'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

‘Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must.’ Independent

Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. In Under The Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive look inside isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities in America, this gripping work of non-fiction illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour.

In the media

Excellent . . . a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general.
Daily Telegraph
A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism.
Evening Standard Books of the Year
Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must.
Independent