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American Messiahs

False Prophets of a Damned Nation

by Adam Morris

Hardcover, 413 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $28.95 |

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American Messiahs
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False Prophets of a Damned Nation
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Adam Morris

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Draws on independent research in a controversial analysis of American perceptions about cults that argues that history's emblematic prophets and messianic figures gained power by exposing deep social injustices and tapping the human impulse to escape flawed cultural systems.