Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012-06-12 - 560 psl.
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 Youngs 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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Conversion and Commitment
The Missouri Interlude
The British Mission
City of Ioseph
The Pioneer Trek to the Great Basin
The Colonizer President
I2 President of the Church
Governor and Counselor
Public Image and Private Reality
Protecting the Kingdom 34?
Responding to the Challenges of the 1870s
The Last Year
The Legacy of Brigham Young
NOTES AND REFERENCES 431
Friendship and Caution
Governor of Utah
The Invasion of Utah