The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet




Author: Lyn Millner

The work of narrative journalism tells the story of Cyrus Teed and his followers who, in 1894, moved from Chicago to a mosquito-infested jungle in Florida to build the city of their dreams, where they believed they would live forever. “Brilliantly written and strangely moving,” wrote Steve Almond, author of God Bless America: Stories. “Millner resurrected the lost history of a cult devoted to a Utopian vision as pure as it was outlandish.” Autographed by the Author.