In 1857, over 100 men, women, and children in a wagon train from Arkansas were murdered in southern Utah by local settlers aided by Southern Paiute warriors. For 50 years, Mormon historian Juanita Brooks's The Mountain Meadows Massacre has been the standard work on the subject. Here, independent historian and Salt Lake Tribune columnist Bagley claims only to extend Brooks's work. But by using documents not available to Brooks and by following her example in pursuing the truth wherever it led him while not going beyond the available evidence, he confirms her private opinion that territorial Mormon leader and governor Brigham Young was heavily involved in both the massacre and its cover-up. In the process, Bagley has produced the new standard work on the massacre. This well-written and well-thought-out analysis is essential for all libraries with collections on the West or the Mormons.
Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette
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It was riviting. It was history written by a superb historian with credits to his name. I wish history had been taught to me this way. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Terry
One of the top ten books you have to read before you die. Einstein said, The intuitive mind is God's gift, the rational mind is a faithful slave. Read morePublished 18 days ago by William B. Marchuk
Sobering. As a member of the LDS Church, this book shocked and rocked my respect for Brigham Young. Before I thought Brigham Young was a buffoon but one who had remarkable skills... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael
I read it before, but loaned it to someone cant remember who. had to get it back in my library.
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Classic work on a completely unnecessary tragedy. Will Bagley has done a wonderful job documenting what took place so long ago in our history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle reader
First there was the crime, then there was the cover-up, then came the trials. Will Bagley has taken on one of the most controversial episodes in the opening of the American West... Read morePublished 4 months ago by TERRY A DELBENE author of 'Dem Bon'z
Someone has stated that this book reads like a fascinating historical novel, and yet it is a true story. He or she has hit the nail right on the head. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sharon A. Hutchinson
Will Bagley's comprehensive history has been reviewed by others so thoroughly that I couldn't add anything to what has already been written. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Porter Rockwell