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Brigham Young, pioneer prophet

Author: John G Turner
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Provides a fully realized portrait of Mormon leader Brigham Young, a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Brigham Young; Brigham Young; Brigham Young; Brigham Young
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Turner
ISBN: 9780674049673 0674049675 9780674416857 0674416856
OCLC Number: 792887455
Awards: New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice; Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year; Mormon History Association Best Biography Award; Utah State Historical Society Best Book Award; Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Title of the Year; Meridian Magazine Best Book of the Year
Description: viii, 500 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A new creature --
The tongues of angels --
Acts of the apostles --
New and Everlasting Covenant --
Prophets and pretenders --
Word and will --
A new era of things --
One family --
Go ahead --
The whirlwind --
Let him alone --
The monster in the vale --
The soul and mainspring of the West.
Responsibility: John G. Turner.


Brigham Young was a rough-hewn New York craftsman whose impoverished life was electrified by the Mormon faith. Turner provides a fully realized portrait of this spiritual prophet, viewed by followers  Read more...
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A scholarly yet thoroughly readable historical/biographical study, of considerable interest to students of 19th-century American history and religious revivalism. Kirkus Reviews 20120501 Turner's Read more...

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