A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 4, 1978

New York Bureau Chief Donald Neff and Photographer David Hume Kennerly heard the bulletin in Miami early Sunday morning: a Congressman had been killed on a remote jungle airstrip in Guyana. Neff and Kennerly, who had worked together in Saigon, were en route to another assignment in South America, but they chartered a jet and were in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, by nightfall.

By dawn Monday, as news of more murders and suicides spread, scores of reporters and photographers scrambled to arrange transportation for the trip to Jonestown. Only one plane, with its required Guyanese pilot, was available for the journey....

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