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|Named Person:||John Cook Bennett|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Andrew F Smith
|Description:||xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Westward immigrants --
The diploma peddler --
The getter up of colleges --
The tomato campaign --
Vagabond interludes --
Nauvoo : the saintly city --
Smith's exposé of Bennett --
Bennett's exposé of Smith --
The lecture circuit --
Ho for Voree : Bennett's Mormon encore --
A fowl ending --
|Responsibility:||Andrew F. Smith.|
Bennett's roles ranged from mayor of Nauvoo, confidant of Joseph Smith, and chicken breeder to surgeon, quartermaster general of Illinois, promoter of the tomato, and diploma salesman. His story is brilliantly told by an author who spent nine years uncovering and piecing together the facts. The Saintly Scoundrel reveals Bennett as one of the nineteenth century's most enterprising and entertaining humbugs, truly a man who excelled at promoting beliefs, places, things, and himself, whose ability to abruptly shift positions on people and faiths would dazzle even the most formidable propagandist of the twentieth century.
- Bennett, John Cook, -- 1804-1867.
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