Brigham Young: American Moses

Brigham Young: American Moses

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by Leonard J. Arrington
     
 

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'Arrington gives readers as good a picture as they are likely to get of the man who assumed leadership of the major part of the Mormon church when Joseph Smith was assassinated in 1844.'-R. Laurence Moore, New York Times Book Review  See more details below

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'Arrington gives readers as good a picture as they are likely to get of the man who assumed leadership of the major part of the Mormon church when Joseph Smith was assassinated in 1844.'-R. Laurence Moore, New York Times Book Review

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“The most objective and authoritative biography of Young. . . . A considerable achievement.”
New York Review of Books 

“Should bring new understanding and compassion for one of the most misunderstood giants in American history.”
San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle  

“Arrington pulls no punches. He writes of the successes as well as the failures, the conflicts as well as the compassion. The Mountain Meadows Massacre, polygamy, the United Order and other controversial parts of the story are all discussed, neither underplayed nor sensationalized.”
Deseret News
 
“Represents a significant turning point in Mormon historical scholarship for both Mormons and non-Mormons alike.”
History Book Club Review  
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252012969
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/1986
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Leonard J. Arrington wrote several books on Mormon history and the American West, including Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900 (1958) and, co-authored with Davis Bitton, The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints (1979). A regular contributor to many scholarly journals, he received a number of awards. Professor Arrington taught at North Carolina State, UCLA, Utah State University, and as the Lemuel Redd Professor of Western History at Brigham Young University. He served as Director of the History Division of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Brigham Young: American Moses 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!  I am so inspired by Brigham Young and his yearning for Zion!  I couldn't put it down!  Leonard J. Arrington did an amazing job!  5 Stars!!!
sheep More than 1 year ago
It will help a great deal to be a Mormon to appreciate this book and don't expect any theology either.Just the endless chronical of what a spunky, good guy Brigham was in spite of his contrived and thoroughly corrupted religion.