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Brigham Young

Author: Leonard J Arrington; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to life as a towering yet fully human figure, the remarkable captain of his people and his church for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Arrington, Leonard J.
Brigham Young
Westminster : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group,c2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard J Arrington; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345803382 0345803388
OCLC Number: 1151415102
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Leonard J. Arrington.

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Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to life as a towering yet fully human figure, the remarkable captain of his people and his church for thirty years, who combined piety and the pursuit of power to leave an indelible stamp on Mormon society and the culture of the Western frontier. From polygamy to the Mountain Meadows Massacre to the attempted preservation of Young's Great Basin Kingdom, we are given a fresh understanding of the controversies that plagued Young in his contentious relations with the federal government. Brigham Young draws its subject out of the marginal place in history to which the conventional wisdom has assigned him, and sets him squarely in the American mainstream, a figure of abiding influence in our society to this day.

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