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    DescriptionRebecca Musser grew up tightly wound in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the 'dangerous' outside world. Covered neck-to-calf in strict, modest clothing, she received 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, she was forced in her teens to become 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. More than 400 children were taken into protective custody, causing a national uproar. Rebecca's help in the trenches led to more authentic understanding of her people, although her 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 himself for life. THE WITNESS WORE RED is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery and a courageous story of hope and transformation.


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    Title
    The Witness Wore Red
    Subtitle
    The 19th Wife Who Helped to Bring Down a Polygamous Cult
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Musser, By (author) M. Bridget Cook
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781455527854
    ISBN 10: 1455527858
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: HRCZ
    BISAC V2.8: REL020000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A13010000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/MORMON
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15430
    BISAC V2.8: REL078000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP070
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: BGXA, 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL046000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    DC22: 364.155/53092
    LC classification: HQ994.M87 A3 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.11.0.0
    DC23: 289.334092
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    24 halftones, b/w
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Grand Central Publishing
    Publication date
    26 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rebecca Musser speaks nationally on behalf of oppressed women and is the founder of Claim Red, a non-profit organization. She lives in Idaho with her family.
    Review quote
    "Compelling . . . the book speaks to the ways isolation, fear and secrecy can shelter insidious abuses until someone has the courage to step forward as a witness." "Kirkus Reviews""