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Brigham Young: American Moses Paperback – April 1, 1986
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But it is what Young did afer the 1844 succession crisis in Mormonism that is most important. He realized that the Latter-day Saints had to depart the United States to enjoy their peculiar version of theocracy with esoteric temple rituals, plural marriage, and a millennial expectation of the destruction of all earthly governments and the establishment of a "Kingdom of God" on Earth. He led the Mormons to the Rocky Mountains, hence Arrington's characterization of him as the "American Moses," arriving in the Great Basin in 1847 and establishing Salt Lake City beside the lake from which it took its name. For a decade he aggressively expanded his Mormon kingdom in the mountains, but in 1857 he faced down a U.S.Read more ›
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Many lesser know facts about Brigham's life. Enjoyable read.Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth Houghton
I gave this book only 1 star because Brother Arrington, claims Brother Joseph had more than one wife; he did not; he was only married to Emma. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kyle Kenley Kopitke
I suggest one read THE MORMON EXPERIENCE first. That helps provide the background for AMERICAN MOSES. Then this excellent book on Brigham Young fills in some of the holes.Published 20 months ago by Greg Moreland
Knowledge of Mormons for many is confined to seeing and perhaps listening to the young clean cut missionaries who travel door to door on foot and bicycle. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by likes good books, music, movies
If you are interested in a biography which fairly accurately describes the life of Brigham Young in a style that goes from event to event and date to date with a total lack of... Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Michael Englebrecht
A lot of information On Brigham and the early years of the Mormon Church. Although some negative aspects are treated, overall it is quite a positive portrayal that many might... Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by R.L.D.
Great book I bought the book for it's historial adventor not so much as areglious event but it was great on each count
Leonard Arrington (1917-1999) was the founder of the Mormon History Association, and was the Church Historian from 1972-1982 (when the Church transferred his History Division to... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Steven H Propp