Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
|Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me|
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There are many people within and outside of Scientology who have heard of David Miscavige. They have heard of instances of his cruelty etc. leaving them with a possibly confused and puzzled idea of the man. They may also be left with the question "What on earth is going on there?".
This is the book for them to read. David Miscavige's father, Ron Miscavige, describes his relationship with his son and his experiences working under his son, from the time he first saw David carried by a nurse from the delivery room, through bringing up David and David's brother and sister, and the family's introduction to Scientology and early experiences there, to working under David in Scientology's Sea Org in Scientology's large Flag Land Base, and escaping from the Sea Org and then being followed by private investigators under orders from his own son. While not giving a full answer to what might be termed a complicated psychological problem, this does give an overview of the whole of his life (from his father's viewpoint) and an explanation of the present state of the Church of Scientology.
For those who are not familiar with Scientology terminology, Ron Miscavige gives short but adequate explanations of technical and slang words used.
The book lacks an index.
At the end seven books are recommended for reading, the first three of them being Scientology books. To get a further viewpoint on the situation for those interested in the comparison, the short description of how L. Ron Hubbard was around 1964 to 1967 could also be recommended. It is a four page article by Ron's butler/valet at the time, Ken Urquhart, and is available on the Internet (for free) at the following link: http://articles.ivymag.org/pdf/ivy02.pdf , go to page 13.
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