Bipartisan Support for Pioneer Prophet

Pioneer Prophet has recently gained praise from publications on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Writing a long and generous review for The Nation, Chris Lehmann praises the book’s “stolid resistance to either version of the traditional Young caricature.”

In National Review, Jason Lee Steorts writes that Pioneer Prophet offers an unflinching account of Young’s life … yet evinces throughout a sympathetic understanding of the way Young and the Mormon pioneers saw themselves: as a chosen people delivered by God from their persecutors and led to a latter-day Zion.”

It’s probably rare for The Nation and National Review to find such common ground.

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