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Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

What an odd, fascinating book this is! It comes from a time when the social sciences could get away with a lot of things that nowadays would be considered highly unethical -- many of the critiques of ... Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book on so many levels. It's a pioneering example of participant observation - it's an example of participant observation where the observer became part of the experiment. It's an ... Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Christian.scott - Goodreads

I used to take books from the free shelf at a used bookstore, this was a rare gem. It's a very personal account of an earnest atomic-age American cult, told without sensationalism or mockery. Helped me understand a lot of things to do with faith and denial. Read full review


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