Brigham Young by John G. Turner
Pioneer Prophet

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Can a biographer be too fair? Perhaps. Turner’s judiciousness on the hot-­button subject of polygamy is squishy in the extreme.
-NY Times

Synopsis

Brigham Young was a rough-hewn New York craftsman whose impoverished life was electrified by the Mormon faith. Turner provides a fully realized portrait of this spiritual prophet, viewed by followers as a protector and by opponents as a heretic. His pioneering faith made a deep imprint on tens of thousands of lives in the American Mountain West.
 

About John G. Turner

See more books from this Author
John G. Turner is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Alabama.
 
Published September 25, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 511 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, War. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Brigham Young
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Alex Beam on Oct 19 2012

Can a biographer be too fair? Perhaps. Turner’s judiciousness on the hot-­button subject of polygamy is squishy in the extreme.

Read Full Review of Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet | See more reviews from NY Times

Reader Rating for Brigham Young
82%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 59 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×