Brigham Young

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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 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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Conversion and Commitment
19
Apostle
47
The Missouri Interlude
62
The British Mission
79
City of Ioseph
115
The Pioneer Trek to the Great Basin
130
The Colonizer President
167
I2 President of the Church
192
Zion Grows
272
Governor and Counselor
302
Public Image and Private Reality
322
Protecting the Kingdom 34?
342
Responding to the Challenges of the 1870s
363
The Last Year
382
The Legacy of Brigham Young
402
NOTES AND REFERENCES 431
433

Friendship and Caution
210
Governor of Utah
223
The Invasion of Utah
250
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
500
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Leonard J. Arrington wrote several books on Mormon history and the American West, including Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900 (1958) and, co-authored with Davis Bitton, The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints (1979). A regular contributor to many scholarly journals, he received a number of awards. Professor Arrington taught at North Carolina State, UCLA, Utah State University, and as the Lemuel Redd Professor of Western History at Brigham Young University. He served as Director of the History Division of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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