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Brand new softcover book! Never been read! ; Originally published in 1977, this was the first major biography of Mormonism's founder since 1945 and the most fully authenticated story of Joseph Smith's life ever written. Based on original sources, including many letters and diaries to which no previous biographer had had access, the book reveals the nineteenth-century religious ferment and fervor that helped to shape Smith's beliefs. As a teenager, he had his first vision of God. At twenty-four, he published the Book of Mormon and founded his church, but was forever persecuted as he and his followers were forced across the country—from New York to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois—where, when he was thirty-eight, a mob killed him. This is the incredible story of a charismatic leader, one of the most complex and influential figures in American history—prophet, seer, city planner, banker, real estate agent, businessman, lieutenant general of militia, politician, instrument of divine revelation—a man who believed in God but not in the contending, confusing sects of his day and who, because of his beliefs, died a martyr. ; 6" x 9"; 550 pages; 156085118X
Title: JOSEPH SMITH - The First Mormon - The Definitive Story of a Complex and Charismatic Man and the People Who Knew Him.
Categories: Joseph Fielding Smith Jr.,
Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Signature Books: 0
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 26224