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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Valor Publishing Group; 1st edition (April 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193554621X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935546214
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is seldom a book which is so encompassing or interesting that you cannot put it down. This is what "Cleansing of America" does to you. This book is replete with doctrinal references, not just for Latter-day Saints, but for all Christians.
--Michael J. Thompson, Association for Mormon Letters

About the Author

W. Cleon Skousen is best remembered as a popular author, speaker and teacher who lectured in every state and province in North America, and in more than 60 countries world-wide. He was a student of history and a scholar of law, specializing in the principles of Freedom, the U.S. Constitution, economics, and ancient history and scriptures.

He was invited to write a new constitution for Canada and the proposed United States of Latin America, and he published a model constitution that could be adopted by nations everywhere. He served in the FBI for 16 years, four years as Chief of Police in Salt Lake City, and ten years as a university professor. He was a prolific writer and produced three national best sellers, The Naked Communist, The Naked Capitalist, and The Five Thousand Year Leap. Eight of his books were used as college texts, and several were translated and published in other countries.

Dr. Skousen was born in Canada, and returned to the U.S. with his family at age ten. He spent two years in Mexico, two years in England, graduated from San Bernardino College in California, and received his juris doctor degree from George Washington University Law School. He was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and before the District Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His seminars on the Constitution have been taught to several million across the U.S., and among his students were dozens of U.S. Senators and Representatives, two Supreme Court justices, and several candidates for President. He believed knowledge and understanding were key to maintaining a free country, and spent his entire adult life opening up complex issues for deeper understanding by students and audiences all around the world.

Mr. Skousen and his wife, Jewel Pitcher of San Bernardino, California, are the parents of eight children, 50 grandchildren, and more than 120 great-grandchildren.

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Dr. Skousen writes so simply and backs up his sources.
Murt
Learning what will happen in the future gives me courage to go on each day because I can see through what is happening today !
Judy Kelton
I can only pray that one day I will meet the qualifications our Lord has laid out for entrance to His kingdom.
Bruce R. Clow

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152 of 163 people found the following review helpful By JenHeadJen on April 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This was unexpectedly not what I expected. From the author's history, I expected something similar to The 5,000 Year Leap: something political, Constitutional, historical, and patriotic. From the cover, I definitely expected such.

Inside, I found what I call a "signs of the times" book. "The Cleansing of America" takes a look at both Biblical prophecies, as well as prophecies of modern-day prophets. This is clearly a book intended for an LDS audience, although a non-LDS reader would equally enjoy it, so long as they understood the beliefs of Latter-day Saints. It is dictated by the belief that modern-day prophets help us understand the older prophecies, and Skousen thereby interprets both prophecies and draws conclusions. This makes it truly unique, as I have never found a book like this before. I don't know that every conclusion he makes is entirely 100% foolproof or accurate - such a conclusion would need to be made by each reader - but I love the fact that each point he makes is backed up by citations. This is a mark of a true scholar.
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65 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Writers 4 Literacy on April 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Included in this book are the events and stages the Lord has predicted, through his servants, and the winding-up scenes of this world. It helps the reader understand: the nature of prophecy, the known chronology of prophetic events, and the importance of staying close to the Lord and his prophets during the difficult and challenging years prior to the Second Coming. We are fast approaching those prophetic events. Some are upon us even now. Skousen points out that if we are prepared and obedient, we need not fear these events, but should embrace them for the blessings they will bring.

We all hope that we might someday qualify as a steward in a Zion society, but the probability is that not more than one out of ten of us will make it unless we undertake additional preparations. This is a powerful book, and one that I want to encourage all my family and friends to read. It has certainly changed my life and the way I think, and act.

This book has made me stop and think about the way I'm conducting my life. I know that I'm not good enough to live the law of consecration, but if I work hard, I think I can be ready. Included in the book is a long list of commandments that we all need to follow. If we follow the counsel given to us by our prophet, and other general authorities, as well as our local priesthood leaders, we will be guided in knowing how best to prepare for the days ahead.

When I find an author I trust who has written about the things I hold dear, such as the LDS gospel, the founding of America and the U.S. Constitution, I can hardly wait to read what they have to say. I loved this book from the first page until the very end. I wanted more and I'm glad that Valor Publishing has agreed to publish more of his books.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By R. Beatty on May 25, 2010
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This book provides a primarily "LDS" perspective of the winding-up scenes surrounding the United States of America's destiny among the World Nations and the Coming of Jesus Christ. Many of the quotes and scriptures are often cited by other scholars from LDS sources when discussing this item. Skousen's style and format make an easy read for the reader to grasp what is being presented. If you have a desire to learn about the "Last Days" conclusion from a Latter-day Saint perspective, then this is the book for you.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By L on June 19, 2010
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I thought this book was really interesting but it wasn't exactly what I expected. There was a foreword in the beginning that explains that Skousen wrote this book, and gave it to his family for their personal use and instructed them that at a later date after his death he wanted it to be published at the "right time" he clarified that when he stated "You will know. It will be a dark time when the Constitution is being abandoned, when economic turmoil boils on every level of society and government. It will be a time when people give up hope. The nation will be in the grip of a dark collapse. The people will begin to panic and wonder and start making foolish mistakes. They will abandon correct principles for patchwork solutions that only make things worse. You'll know it when you see it. That's the time that this book should be published."
It's pretty clear we're in that time now, and this book gave me a lot to consider- changes myself and my family need to make to be better to endure the trials ahead. Although the content is of a very serious nature, I still felt very comforted, prepared and relieved after reading the book. This is the kind of book that will help the honest, trustworthy, faithful members of the Church to be even better.
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32 of 41 people found the following review helpful By anon on July 30, 2010
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This author's description of the last days is very detailed and scary. He starts out predicting a plague will wipe out about 90% of the population of the US. That's not very comforting. He then details how the rest of history will play out for the survivors. No mention of how to protect yourself from the coming devastation. For the vast majority of us who are predicted to die in the coming plague, that would have been the most important thing to talk about, but that apparently was not his purpose. Since this was posted posthumously, we will never be able to ask him.
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