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The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Helped to Bring Down a Polygamous Cult

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Helped to Bring Down a Polygamous Cult

Author: Rebecca Musser
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Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the 'dangerous' outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, She recieved a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS.
Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.
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Now in paperback, the New York Times-bestselling story of one woman's fundamentalist upbringing and the brave stand she took on behalf of the women in her community.
Author description
Rebecca Musser speaks nationally on behalf of oppressed women and is the founder of Claim Red, a non-profit organisation. She lives in Idaho with her family.
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General Fields

  • : 9781455527830
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Grand Central Publishing
  • : September 2014
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rebecca Musser
  • : Paperback
  • : 364.15553092
  • : 368
  • : 24 halftones & 1x16page insert b/w