Harold Schindler has been associated with the Salt Lake Tribune in various capacities since 1945. Shortly after the first edition of this book was published, he became a found (and charter Vice-President) of the Utah Westerners, an organization of scholars, writers, and dedicated enthusiasts founded upon fellowship and a commin interest in the history of Utah and the heritage of the west. In 1967 Orrin Porter Rockwell was awarded the prestigious Award of Merit of the American Association for State and Local History.
Dale Bryner, whose stunning illustrations continue to enhance the narrative of this second edition, is a professor of art at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. He is a photographer, painter and designer as well, who has worked and studied abroad during seven extended visits, including an entire year's sabbatical in Japan. Recently he has created a number of architectural glass designs for business establishments throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
A little hard to follow with all the name dropping, this book is a good history of one of Mormonism's most colorful characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jenny
In large part this is an easy-to-read and apparently well-researched account of an important figure in early Mormon history. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Porter James
Porter Rockwell man of God, Son of Thunder
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One chapter into this book and I sense the author is an an insecure Mormon attempting to walk the fine line between writing truth and excommunication. Read morePublished 14 months ago by LMeyers
Orrin Porter Rockwell (OPR) was a young friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith, first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) who organized the LDS church in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gregory Ervin
I have many, many Orrin Porter Rockwell books. He truly was a "Man of God and a Son of Thunder" It will stay in my collection of books about him!Published 21 months ago by William G. Ellis