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Wife No. 19: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy
Wife No. 19: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy
by Ann Eliza Young
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brave Memoir of a 19th Century Fminist, September 16, 2014
Excellent memoir by a young polygamist wife of Brigham Young (she was actually his 26th in sequence). Ann Eliza ultimately divorced Young and sought alimony and support (though the Utah courts did not enforce an order to show cause why he shouldn't be held in contempt when he refused to pay). She became an outcast in the newly organized Desert Territory, but went on to tell her story in the Eastern U.S. press. Her memoir addresses the horrors of Mormon polygamy; her story is compelling, disturbing and heart-wrenching. Her testimony before the US Congress helped pass legislation that eventually outlawed polygamy in Utah.

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Gone Girl: A Novel
Gone Girl: A Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly written!, September 16, 2014
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Amazing writing! Highly recommend. The movie will pale in comparison to the suspense delivered by the author's prose.


Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devastating Historical Details on a Timely Topic, September 3, 2014
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As a history major, I appreciated the author's painstakingly detailed and intimate primary source research. This type of work badly needed to be done. The research is not only detailed and deep, but Brown's presentation is never dry or overly technical. Outstanding work!


The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott: HERITAGE OF SECRETS
The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott: HERITAGE OF SECRETS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action-packed Contemporary Tale with Mormon Intrigue, February 4, 2013
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Oborn writes like some of the best contemporary writers--articles are often missing from his sentences. At times one word is enough to convey the message. But the style works, and for me, did not detract.

The opening scenes immediately draw the reader into the story and Oborn keeps the action going. With the exception of a few short scenes where the important characters are introduced, this fast-paced caper does not disappoint. His scene description often takes just one or two sentences. He describes a modest living space Alcott occupies early in the book: "The floor slanted to port if you were headed to the john and starboard if you were looking for the Cocoa Puffs." Brilliant!

Matthew Alcott is a sympathetically flawed protagonist. The Mormon Church, from it founding prophet, to a select cast of its current adherents: Matt's selfish ex-wife, wealthy father-in-law, lawyer/brother and a pathetic single man, are the antagonists. A touching, but unexpected love story threads throughout the main plot. In this book within a book, the author also incorporates an interesting hypothesis about Joseph Smith's psyche. This is an excellent and unique work of fiction with some beautiful philosophical undertones.

Kay Burningham, Author: "An American Fraud. One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism."


The Passion of Raptor Jesus and the Road to Mormon Apostasy (Raptor Jesus Series Book 1)
The Passion of Raptor Jesus and the Road to Mormon Apostasy (Raptor Jesus Series Book 1)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant Memoir--highly recommend!, January 16, 2013
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I read this well-written memoir, laughing and crying through the whole book. The author has captured what I believe is the essence of a contemporary, and intelligent young man's struggle with the authoritarian control of Mormonism. This book is a happy book. Reading this book would encourage young Mormons to hold on to their individuality through participation in the various organizations that would rather have conformity to their rules and regulations, whether reasonable or not. Mormon leaders are experts at organizational behavior, but sacrifice any sort of path for unique, creative, dissident individuality in the process. Raptor Jesus is one such unique young man and he has made wise choices. Authenticity and humanity is in its pages.

Kay Burningham, Author "An American Fraud. One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism."


Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young Love Thwarted by Parents, and Societal Norms--set in the Late 1920s, January 15, 2013
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Stellar performances by Natalie Wood and even Warren Beaty. A love story not to be missed. I have seen this a few times and each time the tears flow. Elia Kazan's best, in my opinion.


Jovan Musk By Jovan For Women. Cologne Concentrate Spray 3.25 oz / 96 Ml for
Jovan Musk By Jovan For Women. Cologne Concentrate Spray 3.25 oz / 96 Ml for
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not What it Used to Be!, December 31, 2012
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I have worn Jovan Musk since high school (1970s). The cologne purchased here was a watered-down version of what it was decades ago. Unfortunately the scent dissipates within an hour. Maybe this particular batch was a manufacturing, as opposed to a design, defect. Perhaps the perfume has retained its original chemical composition.


Religulous
Religulous
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Grow Up or Die," Sound Advice from a True Intellectual, September 18, 2012
This review is from: Religulous (DVD)
"Religion must die for mankind to live." "Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking."

"Religulous," is Bill Maher's personal story, combined with a philosophical commentary on major world religions. Whether he is filmed on location at key sacred sites, or in a studio casually conversing with his mother and sister about his childhood religious upbringing, Maher is authentically Maher. He engages in dialogue with interesting members of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He speaks to them about the hard questions in their respective belief systems. He also interviews scientists, and a couple of interesting men who try to reconcile faith and science. Most of the narration is interaction with members of the three main religions, but Mormonism and Scientology are mentioned as well. Throughout the film, Maher interjects wit with profundity.

Maher's thesis couldn't be timelier. Though it would never happen (the de facto entanglement between church and state being too much), this film should be shown in every high school. Anyone who claims to be a thinking individual must watch it. Religious fundamentalists and their greedy corporate counterparts have devastated Earth through the ignorant and lustful pursuit of a better life after death--all the while ignoring humanities' perfidious destruction of the one true piece of Heaven we have been given--Mother Earth.

I grew up in Bountiful, Utah. In the 1960s it was a small middle-class suburb north of Salt Lake City, with green foothills, apple orchards, blue skies and clean air. Today the narrow strip of land between the base of the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, the Wasatch Front, is on many days more polluted than Los Angeles has ever been. Proper zoning and environmental regulation has been notably ignored during this exponential growth period of the last 50 years. Now a huge fairyland Mormon Temple sits on the east bench of the hills of my hometown. This monolith to Mormon management looks over an increasingly polluted desert floor, overrun with commercial, industrial and residential development. Mormons spend their time and money on efforts to ensure a celestial spot in heaven, all the while ignoring the real problems that surround them.

Go Bill! Don't give up. The 16% miniority is growing day by day.


Romney's Religion
Romney's Religion
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Significant Issues to Consider before Casting a Vote for Romney, August 27, 2012
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This booklet contains concise bullet-point type information about significant issues in the LDS Church which Romney has publicly avoided. There is also an interesting personal account of the author's (who is a former LDS stake president) second anointing in the LDS temple in 2002 where he was promised to become a god in the hereafter.

This work is an excellent summary of the facts supporting Park Romney's quotation that: "There is compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and willfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the Church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable."

"Romney's Religion" concludes with 95 reasons that Americans should not vote for a true-believing member of the LDS Church for president. As the author points out, if elected president, Mitt Romney will no doubt experience a conflict of interest between his avowed temple oath consecration of his time, money and talents to the building up of the Kingdom of God (the Mormon Church) vs. the United States of America. After reading "Romney's Religion," voters will be compelled to seriously consider Romney's continued loyalty to an organization with not only an historical, but a continuing practice of governing by deceit.


The Mormon Murders
The Mormon Murders
by Steven Naifeh
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Account of Mormon Mark Hoffman Forgeries and Murders, August 19, 2012
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This is an outstanding true crime account of former missionary, Mark Hoffman's extensive document forgeries, which fooled even the very elite in the LDS Church hierarchy. Naifeh and White suggest the ecclesiogenic neuroses exhibited by the Mormon characters, while maintaining a fast-paced story line. Two other accounts of the Hoffman crimes (which eventually includes murder) were written by members of the Chruch and are superficial treatments of the devious and murderous Hoffman tale. Neither of them are as well written, nor as accurately detailed, as the Naifeh/White Smith account. This book makes clear the interplay and corruption that is sometimes seen between the LDS Church hierarchy and Utah government, in this case, even the judicial system.

Kay Burningham, author of "An American Fraud: One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism."


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