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Brigham Young : a concise biography of the Mormon Moses

Author: Ed Breslin
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : Regnery History, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He was a carpenter. A visionary. A governor. A prophet. A pioneer. A preacher. A businessman. A temple-builder. Brigham Young loomed large in a tumultuous time. He helped found the state of Utah in the era of American Manifest Destiny. He rallied thousands around Mormonism, a new faith with powerful detractors who tried to stamp it out in the towns and villages where its communities sprang up. With barely a dozen  Read more...
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Breslin, Ed.
Brigham Young : a concise biography of the Mormon Moses.
Washington, District of Columbia : Regnery History, ©2013
242 pages
Named Person: Brigham Young; Brigham Young
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Breslin
ISBN: 9781621570585 1621570584
OCLC Number: 899008874
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: New England roots --
Boyhood and youth --
Family man --
Conversion --
Missionary --
Kirtland --
Zion's Camp --
The Quorum of Twelve --
The temple and the tempest --
Back to Missouri --
To Britain and back --
Increased responsibilities --
The assassination --
The new leader --
History repeats itself --
The great exodus --
Winter quarters --
To the Great Salt Lake Valley --
Backtracking to winter quarters --
Exodus completed --
The colonizer --
The governor --
The Utah War --
The Mountain Meadows Massacre --
The aftermath of the atrocity --
Polygamy --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Ed Breslin.

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He was a carpenter. A visionary. A governor. A prophet. A pioneer. A preacher. A businessman. A temple-builder. Brigham Young loomed large in a tumultuous time. He helped found the state of Utah in the era of American Manifest Destiny. He rallied thousands around Mormonism, a new faith with powerful detractors who tried to stamp it out in the towns and villages where its communities sprang up. With barely a dozen days of formal education under his belt, he left a legacy of writings, letters and sermons that continue to enrich the study of the Mormon Church and the era of American Western expans.

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