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  • Paperback: 628 pages
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books (October 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578989906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578989904
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,400,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Shar on January 6, 2011
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Reviewer: S.P. American Fork, Ut
I couldnt put it down! What an incredible relic from the past! I admire Ann Eliza's bravery & courage at a time (particularly within the State & culture she lived) when women were considered inferior & were to be seen and not heard. On top of that, she went up against a powerful relegion, its intolerant leader & the sacred belief he held most dear. Ironically, in doing so, she came to save the LDS church from itself. I'm an apostate from the same faith, & although I was spared from the misery & hypocritical practice of polygamy, I was taught to have this very belief to look forward to for an eternity in the afterlife. What loving Higher Power could ever want this barbaric system for our eternal souls? None that I believe in. Ann Eliza was & is a hero to every woman ever placed in the chains of polygamy! Amazing story!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By a Christian family on January 5, 2012
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This is a non-fictional book on 19th century polygamy in Utah.
I think everyone interested in Mormon polygamy should read this book, because the author made an effort to defend her position despite everybody's opposition, including her beloved mum's.
This book is really touching and it broke my heart to see how sad her childhood in a polygamous family was.
When I read that Heber Kimnball, one of the 12 LDS apostles at that time, compared taking a wife with buying a cow, I thought the author went too far; surprisingly, Kimball's version in Mormon literature (Journal of Discourses vol. 4 page 209 and vol.5 page 22) claims exactly the same, so we can trust that Ann Eliza's book is reliable.
It is interesting to know that Mormon and anti-Mormon literature, which often present different accounts on the same matter, agree about polygamy and the condition of women.
According to Mormon sources (Journal of Discourses vol. 17 page 159) women, who don't have men's same privileges in this life or in the next, had to submit cheerfully to their husbands' desires to take additional wives, otherwise they would be destroyed.
In view of this, I strongly believe that this book is perfectly matched with Mormon beliefs and can help not only to reflect about how it is to live a life in bondage, but also to understand the current Mormon mindset.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By B. Fast on October 7, 2010
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This is my first Kindle book and I'm hoping that the problem is that this is an old book that had to be scanned with OCR and that the newer books won't have this problem. This is a VERY BAD OCR scan that has not had all the missed words corrected and some are just impossible to figure out even in context.
In spite of that, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in "the other side" of Mormon history.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By AmazonDevotee on June 26, 2012
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This is an excellent and moving autobiography. While it is understandable that most of the other reviews of this book are about the practice of polygamy in the earlier days of Mormonism, it is also a detailed inside look at the character, personality and dealings of Brigham Young, who continues to be honored as a guiding light, hero and "star" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

This book documents and corroborates many, many other records and writings which establish Brigham Young as a lying, thieving, scheming embezzler who advocated, encouraged, conspired in, gave the orders for, and afterwards approved of, the murders of many innocent men, women and even children, not merely during the notorious Massacre of innocent settlers crossing Utah to reach California, but as an ongoing practice against non-believers or those Mormons attempting to leave the church.

The Latter-Day Saints of today can argue all they want about the fact that they abandoned polygamy and no longer practice or approve of it, at least in this world.

But how can they possibly account for and justify the fact that they continue to honor and revere the memory of Brigham Young? I find that fact to be absolutely astonishing! I sure would to see that "explained" away.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Foster on November 5, 2013
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I was raised in the Mormon Church and so I know first hand all of the things they teach and therefore was very interested in this book written by someone who actually lived and experienced this early Mormon life first hand. I read a lot of books during my years of "Loosing my Religion" and this one is by far my favorite. This is the best, well written and moving book I have ever read. Loved it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patty on April 5, 2013
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The book was well written and shocking. To hear the stories of Mormon women suffering through polygamy was very sad and tragic. The dutiful wife was caught in a duel between sure rejection and
abuse. The writer suffering this was very open in relating her story. This should be read my women today to ensure people such as the likes of Brigham Young are never allowed to use their power
and false religion to lead any religious sect. Even those very ordinances and doctrines she writes about are healthy and well in Mormonism today. Thanks to this author and the power of the printed word some women may be spared this tragic lifestyle.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By English major on April 2, 2011
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This book is both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. Ann Eliza Young was very brave for speaking out against the Mormon church and polygamy. After escaping the all-powerful Brigham Young and his minions, she considered it her mission in life to do everything within her power to speak out against and end polygamy. This is well-written and eye-opening. Knowing more about Brigham Young, it is completely shocking that the Mormons continue to hold him in such esteem! A university named after this polygamist and (alleged) murderer? How is that? That polygamy continues in this day and age is criminal (literally). Another great book on the subject is Escape by Carolyn Jessop: Escape
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