Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism
Richard L. Bushman
Biography of Mormon founder - Joseph Smith
University of Illinois Press
Featuring: Joseph Smith
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Non-Fiction Biography | Historical
"A brilliant piece of research and writing by one of
America's top historians. It is written with style and
felicity, and it deals with all the difficult topics that
must be probed in describing and interpreting the
controversial early history of Mormonism. It is simply an
-- Leonard J. Arrington, co-author of The Mormon
Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints
"Bushman has made a profound contribution to the
understanding of Mormonism at its most critical juncture...
A major work in Mormon historiography."
-- Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
"Vividly reconstructs the family and social background of
the Mormon prophet."
-- New York Review of Books
Winner of the 1985 David Woolley Evans and Beatrice Evans
Biography Award and a History Book Club selection
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