Richard Bushman identifies himself as a practicing Mormon in his introduction of Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bryce
Ordered a very- good condition book and got a ex-library copy. Deciding that I got the book so cheap that I would go ahead and keep it. More of a hassle to send back.Published 22 months ago by Greg Hassapakis
Richard Lyman Bushman (born 1931) is an American historian and Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University, and Visiting Professor in Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Steven H Propp
This book was the precursor to Rough Stone Rolling, and it only treats the life of Joseph Smith up to the Kirtland era. For that reason, I felt like I was left hanging. Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by Jennifer Smith
I decided to purchase and read this book in an effort to find a more historical view of the early period of Joseph Smith's life. Read morePublished on June 25, 2007 by J. Nicklow
I agree with another reviewer. "Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism" is an interesting and provocative defense of the sacred story. Read morePublished on May 23, 2007 by Wanderer
This book was one the easiest to read on the subject of the LDS church history.
Bushman is able to give a thorough and well documented history, without the "sanitising... Read more
Richard L. Bushman is possibly the best historian on the subject of the Mormons. This book is thoroughly documented. Read morePublished on September 9, 2005 by MysteryMan
The three stars are for textual organization, grammar, spelling and punctuation, not for credibility of content.
Staid and stolid, this reads like a government report. Read more