"This phenomenal work is much more than the life story of David O. McKay, a much-beloved president/prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Based on a wide array of sources heretofore unavailable to scholars, it is a remarkable combination of biographical narrative and historical analysis that is destined to function as a scaffolding on which to hang the still virtually untold story of the Latter-day Saints in the middle of the twentieth century. Bravo to the authors and to the University of Utah Press for making it available to everyone interested in modern Mormonism."—Jan Shipps, professor emerita of history and religious studies at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and author of Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years among the Mormons
"This book is important because it casts an honest and loving light on the workings of the LDS Church and most importantly on one of the church’s most beloved leaders."—Chase Peterson, president emeritus, University of Utah
"This book will be invaluable to any student of LDS Church history wanting to know the factors behind the great changes that took place in the church over the past half-century."—J. Alan Blodget, former CFO, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
About the Author
Gregory A. Prince is the author of Power from On High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood. He is president and CEO of Virion Systems, Inc. and he is a board member of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and The Journal of Mormon History.
Wm. Robert Wright is a retired attorney who practiced law in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. His varied public service includes serving as the chairman of the University of Utah's Institutional Council and as chairman of the Utah State School Board.