The Cult at the End of the World

The Cult at the End of the World

The Terrifying Story of the Aum Doomsday Cult, From the Subways of Tokyo to the Nuclear Arsenals of Russia

Book - 1996
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The brave new age of postmillennium terror is awakening and its harbinger is Aum Supreme Truth: a Japan-based global web of wired, technically expert New Age zealots armed with biologial weapons, driven by an apocalyptic vision of unprecedented destruction. With compelling immediacy, this book tells the terrifying story the cult reponsible for the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, offering a revealing profile of its founder and leader, Shoko Asahara.
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., c1996.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780517705438
Branch Call Number: 303.625/KAPLAN
Characteristics: 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Marshall, Andrew


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Aug 15, 2012

Fantastic expose of the cult which almost killed tens of thousands in Japan, Aum Shinrikyo, as well as the untold number of gaffes committed by the police in Japan. This native Tulsan was almost a victim as I rode one of those trains to work so this hits a little close to home than for most but if you have any interest in Japan or cults or trying to understand madmen this book will keep you on your toes until the finish. Highly recommended.


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