The list author says: "Recent research and scholarship on the movement of the Mormons from Illinois to Utah has revealed new information about polygamy,belief, and leadership. Some of the works won"t make Mormon Church Officals happy. The Mountain Meadows Massacre was long denied by officials, but recent investigations have exposed the incident. No one disputes that the Mormons were the victims of religious prejudice: the Governor of Missouri issued an infamous "extermination order" against them, and Joseph Smith was killed in Nauvoo, Illinois, after Mormon extremists burned down a "Gentile" newspaper for allegedly defamatory stories. Mormons have been prominent in business and public life... Ezra Taft Benson, was head of the church and Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture, the Udalls were prominent in politics, and Steve Young, a descendantof Brigham Young, was an outstanding NFL quarterback."