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The Resource American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam

American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam

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American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Title
American crucifixion
Title remainder
the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Statement of responsibility
Alex Beam
Title variation
Murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Alex Beam, a Boston Globe columnist and contributor to The Atlantic, examines the life of Latter Day Saints' founder Prophet Joseph Smith as well as the events that led to his group's move to Utah in the mid-1840s. While still in Illinois, Smith's ambitions grew, and he prepared to run for the U.S. presidency -- but having led the Mormons to settle there after fleeing Missouri, he provoked violent backlash against his doctrines and was arrested and ultimately killed by gunfire while awaiting trial for perjury and polygamy. Beam's thoroughly researched and balanced narration of Smith's rise and fall will captivate anyone interested in American history, especially the history of religion. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307530
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beam, Alex
Dewey number
289.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8695.S6
LC item number
B385 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Label
American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014004063
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781610393133
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014004063
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781610393133
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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