"Bagley is very speculative, however, this book does give an interesting and very informative insight into the Utah Expedition/War, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. A must read for any serious scholar, even if you don't agree with the conclusions."
"Leonard Arrington's Magum Opus. This book is the most essential reading for any study of Brigham Young. The format is a little lacking but its reliance on primary source materials makes it the most indepth study of Brigham Young to date."
"This book presents a very personal view of Brigham Young as he writes letters to his sons. Many of these letters are to his sons as they are on their missions. You need to understand Brigham Young as a patriarch as well as the spiritual and temporal leader of the saints."
"Bigler presents a critical view of the development of the Utah Territory and its theocratic kingdom under Brigham Young. Though there are few primary sources this gives an essential overview of the state of the Utah Territory during the tenure of Brigham Young."