Many of these books are out of print or very hard to get. The cult has used its harassment tactics against the authors and has stolen books from libraries. It is still worthwhile looking for them in a good library. FACTnet (The Fight Against Coercive Tactics network) have some of these as text-files. They are available to users of the FACTnet electronic library in the US (BBS number on 303 530-1942)
I have looked up some of these titles in "Books in Print" and added comments where appropriate.
Here's the complete library card for Bare-Faced Messiah.
A Piece of Blue Sky is available from The Dialogue Centre, 7/8
Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Eire for UKP17 including p&p for the UK.
Cult Awareness Network 2421 W. Pratt Blvd., Suite 1173 Chicago, IL 60645 Price: $21.95 + $3.00 shipping/handling for first book, $1.50 for additional books check, money order, visa, or mastercard
CAN also sells Bent Corydon's "L Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?" for $12.95 plus the same shipping charges as above.
Both books are listed as "cloth" editions -- I assume that means hardback.
A Piece of Blue Sky is also sold by
Watchman Fellowship P O Box 530842 Birmingham, AL 35253 Price: $22.00 + 15% shipping/handling (that's $3.30) check or money order only
From Ron Newman:
Here's the OCLC/FirstSearch record for "Inside Scientology": AUTHOR: Kaufman, Robert. TITLE: Inside scientology : how I joined scientology and became superhuman PLACE: London ; New York PUBLISHER: Olympia Press, YEAR: 1972 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: xix, 279 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0700401105 : SUBJECT: Kaufman, Robert. Scientology. Mental Healing. Alternative Medicine. I've read this book. It's Kaufman's personal story of about 18 months inside the cult, including a long stay at Saint Hill Manor in England. The cult drove him insane, and he had to recover in a mental hospital.
[end of quote from Ron Newman]Of particular relevance to the UK:Foster, John Galway, Sir. Enquiry into the practice and effects of Scientology: report, by Sir John G. Foster. London, H.M.S.O., 1971. Series title: Great Britain. Parliament, 1971-72. House of Commons.
General reading on cults recommended by the Cult Information Centre: