By: Dewey, Richard Lloyd

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Brand new hard cover. New dust jacket photo of pistol & a rose on the cover. Never been read! ; Orrin Porter Rockwell served as U. S. Deputy Marshal, Indian Fighter, guerrilla, and bodyguard to Brigham Young. In his early Missouri days he suffered months of dungeon-style imprisonment at the hands of anti-Mormon persecutors but, unlike many Mormons, Rockwell fought back and earned the nickname, "The Avenging Angel. "In the West, he purportedly killed more men than Wyatt Earp, Doc Holladay, Batt Masterson, and Tom Horn combined. He also held a supernatural mystic to outlaws. He claimed Joseph Smith commanded if he would not cut off his hair, he could not see in a fight. Thus, he became known as the latter-day Samson of the West, where outlaws actually gathered about campfires and sang ballads about him. His story as a guerrilla fighter against 2500 U. S. Soldiers in the Utah War is a gripping tale, unknown even to many scholars. In this book, explosive early Mormon history is unraveled with Rockwell in the forefront. Richard Lloyd Dewey quotes hundreds of original sources--journals, letters, and court records--some from sources never tapped before, and answers questions left hanging over a hundred years. In the process he reports little-known events and reveals a colorful, intensely loyal character to his church--yet a portrait in dichotomy, due to human frailties. Although much of Rockwell's life is pieced together form painstaking research, the frontiersman is still somewhat shrouded in mystery, yet all known, recorded "Porter Rockwell Stories" are included in the volume. The result is an intriguing trip through American history... A delightful and stimulating trip indeed. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 592 pages; 9789297532326

Title: PORTER ROCKWELL - A Biography

Author Name: Dewey, Richard Lloyd

Illustrator: Illustrated by Price, Clark Kelley (Illustrator)

Categories: Biography, Government, Utah, Mormon, Church History,

Publisher: Farmingdale, NY Usa, Paramount Publishing: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 22624

Keywords: Mormon LDS Biography Orrin Porter Rockwell,