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I’d be happy to come and discuss Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's love Cult, with your book group if it's in Lincoln County or Florence, Oregon.

T- McCracken

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Discussion Questions

Were the families justified in committing the Holy Rollers to the insane asylum?

None of the Holy Rollers came out and said, “Yes, I had sex with Edmund Creffield.” Do you think they did?

Even if they didn’t have sex, did they do something scandalous? In other words, would things that were considered scandalous in the early 1900s be considered scandalous today?

Was George Mitchell justified in killing Edmund Creffield?

Do you really think George was insane when he committed murder, or was pleading not guilty by reason of insanity a legal tactic?

What did you think of John Manning, Multnomah County’s District Attorney, writing a letter to Kenneth Mackintosh, King County’s Prosecuting Attorney, saying that if George had killed Creffield in Portland he’d let him off scot free?

Do you think it’s possible that God really was in communication with Creffield and the Brides of Christ?

Descendents of the Holy Rollers didn’t want the story published almost a century after the events had taken place and all the participants were long dead. How would you feel if someone wrote about something about your great grandparents that would embarrass them if they were still alive?

Do you think you could ever be lured into a cult?

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Holy Rollers

Buy Holy Rollers: Murder & Madness in Oregon's Love Cult as an eBook for a measly $3.99 or get an autographed paperback for $15.

Holy Rollers is a story that has everything a good read should have: sex, religious fervor, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder and sensational court trials.

And it's all true.

John Terry, the Oregonian's 'Oregon's Trails' columnist says of the book: "A dandy piece of research and a good read. Lots more stuff than I was aware of. It deserves an audience"

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Theresa (T-) McCracken, 890 North Bayview, Loop Waldport, Oregon 97394 (541) 563-3112

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Sample Chapters from Holy Rollers:
Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

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The Cast of Characters
Photos and Bios of the Holy Rollers

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Holy Rollers' Asylum Commitment Papers

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Info for Book Groups

Book Reviews

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1903 to 1907 Newspaper Articles About the Holy Rollers

1906 Editorial Calling for Gun Control
After Multiple Murders Involving the Holy Rollers

Stewart Holbrook Holy Rollers Article

Advertisements from 1893 to 1913

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Oregon Insane Asylum
Where the Holy Rollers Were Committed

Creffield, Brainwashing & Thought Reform

Early Cases of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

1906 Autopsies Of Holy Rollers
Forensics Before CSI

Holy Roller Bizarre Divorce Decree
Hartley describes trying to kill his wife's lover

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Comedians on Edmund Creffield

The Shadow Testament
A Play About The Holy Rollers

How the Fire Fell
A Movie About The Holy Rollers

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Life in Corvallis in the early 1900s

Life in Waldport, OR in early 1900s

Heaven's Gate

Facts & Stats about 1906
And How The Holy Rollers Measured Up

Oregon State Penitentiary
Where Creffield Was Incarcerated

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Info about Cults

Could you ever be lured into joining a cult?

Share your thoughts about, and experiences with, cults

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Creffield's Preachings

Creffield Vs. Crefeld

The Salvation Army Opening Fire in 1886

Holy Roller Theology

Reverend Knapp's Bible Songs of Salvation & Victory
Songs Sung by the Holy Rollers

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About the Authors

Theresa (T-) McCracken

Robert B. Blodgett

In addition to writing, McCracken is a cartoonist.

To see some of her 'toons, go to the Home of McHumor Cartoons mchumor.com

McCracken's Blog

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