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Interesting look at Mormon history. Well written but I found it to be somewhat biased against the Mormons. Read morePublished 7 days ago by mikem
Under the Banner of Heaven tells the story of unbridled religious fanaticism fueled by the instinctual need for power and personal desire fulfilled. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Uri Pilichowski
I was disappointed that this book was mainly about the splinter groups and those are always more radical. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Patsy Laquaglia
Excellent book. An eye opener on the history of Mormonism as well as a modern day tragedy. I highly recommend it.Published 9 days ago by Arianna
I quite like Krakauer, so I bought this book without hesitation. Probably I maybe would have hesitated if someone had said in the reviews that it focuses a lot on rape and child... Read morePublished 11 days ago by L. Morgan
This was my first Krakauer book and I really dug his style of writing: simple, intriguing, and with purpose. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kate Lansing
Great history but the story line drags as well as the history of the Morman church. What about Brigham Young and other early church leaders? Read morePublished 17 days ago by Robert A Chase
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|What is the future of this religion?||
On what evidence can you base your statement "Both are suspicious of the Jews, and all are united against the Muslims"? I can't speak for anyone who calls themselves "fundamentalist Mormons". But as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I, myself, am... Read More
Oct 3, 2006 by Molly Pages | See all 44 posts
|Appropriate for a 14-year-old?||
I don't think this is an appropriate book for a 14-year-old. I am not saying the book should be banned. It's an excellent read and Jon Krakauer is an excellent author. However, there are many disturbing things going on in this book and to expose that to even 14-year-old without the proper... Read More
Jun 17, 2013 by Calvin Locklear | See all 2 posts
|Welcome to the Under the Banner of Heaven forum||
Mr. Krakauer- re; "Under the Banner of Heaven"
who is a skilled investigator is showing us the signs and nature of some of Americas most
potential future and present dangers in the form of religious fanaticism.
These fanaticisms are usually based on erroneously perceived notions... Read More
Sep 11, 2010 by PYisLOVE | See all 3 posts