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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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