The Witness Wore Red

The Witness Wore Red

The 19th Wife, Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

eBook - 2013
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A gripping account of Rebecca Musser's struggle to escape the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints led by Rulon Jeffs and his son, Warren, and her subsequent decision 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455551354
145555135X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Cook, M. Bridget - Author

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JCLBrentW Jul 18, 2017

A very moving story.

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aliciamarie
Apr 05, 2016

This was a 2 star read for me. I did learn new things about the inner workings of FLDS, but the interesting facts were few and far between. This read more like a self-praise book written solely for the author to bask in her greatness. Don't get me wrong, her story is brave and inspiring. I just feel her approach to tell the story seemed to glamorize herself instead of informing others about the inner workings of the FLDS.

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PearlyBaker
Mar 19, 2016

One of the creepiest things I have ever read was about her wedding night at the age of 18 to the 85 year old prophet. Then I read about his son Warren taking over as the prophet and realized pops had nothing on this pederastic sociopath. One church record revealed a celestial visitation with his 12 year old wife in the temple including several other sister wives watching that made both me and Satan weep. The power these cult leaders yield over their followers is unbelievable, but it's also remarkable to me just how dumb the general public is to believe these charlatans. But I guess I would not put anything past Americans if they'll consider putting the killer Clintons back in the White House.

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sharon711
May 04, 2015

Fundamentalism exists not only among some in the Muslim religion. According to this account, it is alive and well among some Christians in North America at this very moment in time. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS) embraces a culture that confines women to the home and places them like chattel under the ownership of fathers and husbands. The number of young girls an esteemed leader of the FLDS is entitled to as wives in this earthly life is limited only by the amount of power he can wield for himself. This eye-opening account of how one young woman who escaped from the fold was able to bring the leader of this group to justice is a must read.

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aubrefrost
Apr 24, 2015

This book was amazing. Beautifully written, despite being completely horrific. I was impressed with Musser's ability to love and care for her people despite ongoing atrocities.

shokolit Sep 19, 2014

A fascinating and somewhat shocking story about a brave woman, who fought against the dangerous leader of the cult she grew up in, and escaped from.

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nat_cyr0
Sep 13, 2014

A truly amazing book about a young woman who grew up in the FLDS, and her courageous journey out of this cult. Could not put this book down at all.

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cdietz
Jun 24, 2014

Felt real. Just the facts and life lessons

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koolsheena
Jun 11, 2014

Out of all the Social Science books I've read this one is truly my favourite. While reading the book I felt like I was with Rebecca when she was in and after she left the FLDS.

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Beverleigh
Jan 27, 2014

This book held my attention from start to finish. You are reading about real people. I had no idea the circumstances for the women were as bad as they were. Very interesting. Rebecca is a very brave young woman, and an amazing advocate for her sister-wives.

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Jun 24, 2014

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