The Resource Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs, Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer

Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs, Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer

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Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs
Title
Stolen innocence
Title remainder
my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs
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Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer
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eng
Summary
In September 2007, a packed courtroom in St. George, Utah, sat hushed as Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, gave captivating testimony of how Jeffs forced her to marry her first cousin at age fourteen. This harrowing and vivid account proved to be the most compelling evidence against Jeffs, showing the harsh realities of this closed community and the lengths to which Jeffs went in order to control the sect's women. Now, in this courageous memoir, Elissa Wall tells the incredible and inspirational story of how she emerged from the confines of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) and helped bring one of America's most notorious criminals to justice. Offering a child's perspective on life in the FLDS, Wall discusses her tumultuous youth, and detailing how Warren Jeffs's influence over the church twisted its already rigid beliefs in dangerous new directions. But even in those bleak times, Wall retained a sliver of hope that one day she would find a way out, and one snowy night that came in the form of a rugged stranger named Lamont Barlow. Their chance encounter set in motion a friendship and eventual romance that gave her the strength she needed to break free from her past and sever the chains of the church. In Stolen Innocence, Wall delves into the difficult months on the outside that led her to come forward against him, working with prosecutors on one of the biggest criminal cases in Utah's history, so that other girls still inside the church might be spared her cruel fate. More than a tale of survival and freedom, Stolen Innocence is the story of one heroic woman who stood up for what was right and reclaimed her life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Wall, Elissa
Dewey number
364.15553092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ994.W35
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pulitzer, Lisa
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  • Wall, Elissa
  • Jeffs, Warren
  • Jeffs, Warren
  • Wall, Elissa
  • Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Abused wives
  • Polygamy
  • Mormons
  • Forced marriage
  • Abused wives
  • Forced marriage
  • Mormons
  • Polygamy
  • United States
  • Biography
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Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs, Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer
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volume
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Prologue -- Part 1: -- 1: A new mother -- 2: Growing up and keeping sweet -- 3: Good priesthood children -- 4: In light and truth -- 5: Rise of Warren -- 6: Out of control -- 7: Reassignment -- 8: Preparing for Zion -- 9: Revelation is made -- 10: The Celestial law -- 11: The Word of the prophet -- 12: Man and wife -- 13: All alone -- Part 2: -- 14: Survival begins -- 15: The destruction is upon us -- 16: Death comes to Short Creek -- 17: False prophet -- 18: Refuge in Canada -- 19: Nowhere to run -- 20: Pair of headlights -- 21: Promise not to tell -- 22: A story like mine -- 23: Love at last -- 24: Choosing my future -- Part 3: -- 25: New beginnings -- 26: Coming forward -- 27: Captured -- 28: Facing Warren -- 29: Trial begins -- 30: End is in sight -- 31: I am free -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
451 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061628030
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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  • (OCoLC)769544864
  • 856309
  • (OCoLC)ocn769544864
  • 856309
Label
Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs, Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1: -- 1: A new mother -- 2: Growing up and keeping sweet -- 3: Good priesthood children -- 4: In light and truth -- 5: Rise of Warren -- 6: Out of control -- 7: Reassignment -- 8: Preparing for Zion -- 9: Revelation is made -- 10: The Celestial law -- 11: The Word of the prophet -- 12: Man and wife -- 13: All alone -- Part 2: -- 14: Survival begins -- 15: The destruction is upon us -- 16: Death comes to Short Creek -- 17: False prophet -- 18: Refuge in Canada -- 19: Nowhere to run -- 20: Pair of headlights -- 21: Promise not to tell -- 22: A story like mine -- 23: Love at last -- 24: Choosing my future -- Part 3: -- 25: New beginnings -- 26: Coming forward -- 27: Captured -- 28: Facing Warren -- 29: Trial begins -- 30: End is in sight -- 31: I am free -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
451 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061628030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769544864
  • 856309
  • (OCoLC)ocn769544864
  • 856309

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