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No man knows my history; the life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet,

Author: Fawn McKay Brodie
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 2d ed., rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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This highly praised biography, revised and enlarged with new material, takes its title from a half-defiant, half-wistful pronouncement Joseph Smith himself made toward the close of the short, tragic melodrama that was his life. But the reader is made to know him fully--the man, the world from which he came, his extraordinary impact. His biographer, herself steeped in Mormon lore since her Utah childhood, performed  Read more...
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Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-
No man knows my history.
New York, Knopf, 1971
(OCoLC)609689538
Named Person: Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph (Mormone 1805-1844) Smith; Joseph Smith, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fawn McKay Brodie
ISBN: 0394469674 9780394469676
OCLC Number: 130292
Description: xiii, 499, xx p. illus., map, ports. 22 cm.
Contents: The gods are among the people --
Treasures in the earth --
Red sons of Israel --
A marvelous work and a wonder --
Witnesses for God --
The prophet of Palmyra --
The perfect society and the Promised Land --
Temple-builder --
Expulsion from Eden --
The army of the Lord --
Patronage and punishment --
Master of languages --
My kingdom is of this world --
Disaster in Kirtland --
The valley of God --
The Alcoran or the sword --
Ordeal in Liberty Jail --
Nauvoo --
Mysteries of the Kingdom --
In the quiver of the Almighty --
If a man entice a maid --
The Bennett explosion --
Into hiding --
The wives of the Prophet --
Candidate for president --
Prelude to destruction --
Carthage.
Responsibility: by Fawn M. Brodie.
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This highly praised biography, revised and enlarged with new material, takes its title from a half-defiant, half-wistful pronouncement Joseph Smith himself made toward the close of the short, tragic melodrama that was his life. But the reader is made to know him fully--the man, the world from which he came, his extraordinary impact. His biographer, herself steeped in Mormon lore since her Utah childhood, performed feats of painstaking research--through the files of country newspapers, obscure court records, countless thickets of local documents and memories. The result is a concrete narrative of Smith's life from his boyhood and young manhood to his violent end. Mrs. Brodie throws light also on the literary influences that inspired and colored the Book of Mormon and the theological structure of the religion founded on it. Beyond its vivid portrayal of the Mormon Prophet, this is a history of the early days of the Mormon Church.--From publisher description.

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The gods are among the people -- Treasures in the earth -- Red sons of Israel -- A marvelous work and a wonder -- Witnesses for God -- The prophet of Palmyra -- The perfect society and the promised land -- Temple-builder -- Expulsion from Eden -- The army of the Lord -- Patronage and punishment -- Master of languages -- My kingdom is of this world -- Disaster in Kirtland -- The valley of God -- The Alcoran or the sword -- Ordeal in Liberty jail -- Nauvoo -- Mysteries of the kingdom -- In the quiver of the Almighty -- If a man entice a maid -- The Bennett explosion -- Into hiding -- The wives of the prophet -- Candidate for president -- Prelude to destruction -- Carthage -- Appendix A: Documents on the early life of Joseph Smith -- Appendix B: The Spaulding-Rigden theory -- Appendix C: The plural wives of Joseph Smith.

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