Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard

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Silvertail Books, Jan 7, 2016 - Authors, American - 396 pages

Bare-Faced Messiah tells the extraordinary story of L. Ron Hubbard, a penniless science-fi ction writer who founded the Church of Scientology, became a millionaire prophet and convinced his adoring followers that he alone could save the world.

According to his 'official' biography, Hubbard was an explorer, engineer, scientist, war hero and philosopher. But in the words of a Californian judge, he was schizophrenic, paranoid and a pathological liar. What is not in dispute is that Hubbard was one of the most bizarre characters of the twentieth century.

Bare-Faced Messiah exposes the myths surrounding the fascinating and mysterious founder of the Church of Scientology - a man of hypnotic charm and limitless imagination - and provides the defi nitive account of how the notorious organisation was created.

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this book in 1996. An interesting, mostly just-the-facts account of Hubbard’s life from birth to death. It almost completely refuses to speculate on Hubbard’s psychological ... Read full review

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Bare-Faced Messiah is a well-written account of the life of L. Ron Hubbard, prolific writer of pulp fiction, inventor of Dianetics, and founder of the Church of Scientology. The author cuts through ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Russell Miller holds an appointment as Professor of Mathematics jointly between Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His research applies computability to other areas of mathematics, including model theory, set theory, commutative algebra, differential algebra, graph theory and topology.

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