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The New York Times Book ReviewTurner is a good writer in possession of a great story. Brigham Young is a landmark work, written by a Gentile, as the Saints call non-Mormons, with the active cooperation of the church. If Young could make the Saints dance, I wished at times that Turner would make this double-barreled, all-American story sing. That said, Turner more than compensates for his stylistic formality with exhaustive research, excellent judgment and an abiding sense of fairness…Turner is on the side of good history, and he generally negotiates the many tripwires in the Saints' story…with aplomb.