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Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

by Janet Reitman Author

Scientology, created in 1954 by pulp science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members and huge financial holdings. Still, Scientology remains closed off and cryptic, harassing journalists and ex-members through litigation and intimidation. Members have even infiltrating high levels of the government to further Scientology goals. Its attacks on psychiatry, stories of internal abuse, and the organization's requirement that believers pay as much as tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for salvation have drawn scrutiny and skepticism. Inside Scientology offers the first full journalistic history of the Church of Scientology in an even-handed account that establishes the truth about the controversial religion. Following the organization's transition from a pseudoscientific self-help group to a global spiritual corporation with profound control over its followers and ex-followers, this defining book takes a much-needed look at perhaps one of the largest cults of our time.

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