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Awards for Pioneer Prophet

I am extremely gratified that several organizations have recognized Pioneer Prophet in recent months. The honors: – The Mormon History Association award for Best Biography. – The Utah Division of State History Francis Armstrong Madsen Best Utah History Book Award. … Continue reading

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Gaithersburg Book Festival on C-SPAN’s Book TV

If you’d like a peek at my talk about Pioneer Prophet at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, C-SPAN will be offering live coverage on Book TV. The time is 10:00 a.m. Details here.

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Gaithersburg Book Festival

On Saturday, May 18, I’ll be speaking about Brigham Young at the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival. Details here. A pleasant day trip for anyone with an interest in Mormonism or 19th-century U.S. history living in the Baltimore or D.C. areas.

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Reviews in BYU Studies and the Interpreter

For an interesting comparison of two recent reviews of Pioneer Prophet, both written by Latter-day Saints, see the following: Thomas Alexander’s review in BYU Studies. Craig Foster’s review in the Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture.

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Booklist Top Ten of 2012

Booklist named Pioneer Prophet one of its top ten books in spirituality/religion for 2012. From Ilene Cooper: Recent scholarship helps Turner develop an impressively detailed portrait of a controversial giant, and his broad historical perspective clarifies why Young’s ecclesiastical successors … Continue reading

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Meridian Magazine’s Top Twelve List

Meridian Magazine praised Pioneer Prophet as one of the top 12 non-fiction books for 2012. From reviewer Emily Geddes: “Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet has given me a better understanding of the man and an appreciation for the enormity of the … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs Best Books of 2012

Foreign Affairs named Pioneer Prophet one of its “Best Books of 2012 on the United States.” My biography is in good company, commended next to Andrew Preston’s Sword of the Spirit and James Oakes’s Freedom National. Details here. When on … Continue reading

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