Inside the harrowing trip to Jonestown: ‘Screams of shock and anguish filled the air’

On Nov. 14, 1978, Jackie Speier, a 28-year-old legislative assistant to California Congressman Leo Ryan, flew with her boss to investigate the Jonestown commune in Guyana. Four days later, she lay sprawled on a runway, five bullets in her, the congressman dead nearby. Speier has detailed her harrowing tale in a new memoir, “Undaunted: Surviving…


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