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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
by Jon Krakauer
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Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. At... (read more)

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American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
by Alex Beam
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On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois. Clamorous and angry, they were hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their otherwise quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. They... (read more)

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People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture
People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture
by Terryl L Givens
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In People of Paradox, Terryl Givens traces the rise and development of Mormon culture from the days of Joseph Smith in upstate New York, through Brigham Young's founding of the Territory of Deseret on the shores of Great Salt Lake, to the spread of the... (read more)

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Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-Day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (Religion in America)
Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-Day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (Religion in America)
by Reid Larkin Neilson
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The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, presented the Latter-day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international audience after the abolishment of polygamy in 1890... (read more)

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
by Jon Krakauer
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-358) and index.... (read more)

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Book of Mormon Girl (12 Edition)
Book of Mormon Girl (12 Edition)
by Joanna Brooks
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From her days of feeling like “a root beer among the Cokes”—Coca-Cola being a forbidden fruit for Mormon girls like her—Joanna Brooks always understood that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... (read more)

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The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women
The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women
by Dorothy All Solomon
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Many hold a deep fascination with Mormonism but erroneously think of it as a secret religion that celebrates polygamy and confinement. Most outsiders regard Latter-day Saint women as submissive and pitiable. In The Sisterhood, award-winning... (read more)

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In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death
In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death
by Samuel Morris Brown
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A compelling new interpretation of early Mormonism, Samuel Brown's In Heaven as It Is On Earth views this religion through the lens of founder Joseph Smith's profound preoccupation with the specter of death. Revisiting historical documents and scripture... (read more)

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Devil's Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy
Devil's Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy
by David Roberts
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The revelatory story, now in paperback, of the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrationsand#8212;and how Brigham Young made it a parable of the indomitable Mormon spirit. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Dramatic re-telling of a... (read more)

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Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest
Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest
by Eric Shuster
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Eric and his wife Marilyn were happy with their Catholic faith. Both rooted deep in their beloved religion, neither one dreamed that they would ever leave it. But when they moved next door to a Mormon family, their lives changed forever. This is the... (read more)

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When Times Are Tough 5 Scriptures That
When Times Are Tough 5 Scriptures That
by John Bytheway
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Bestselling author John Bytheway takes a break from speaking to his typical teenage audience and shares an uplifting message for Latter-day Saint adults. In this hardcover book, John helps readers find perspective, hope, and happiness, whether their... (read more)

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Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin: A Memoir
Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin: A Memoir
by Nicole Hardy
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When Nicole Hardy's eye-opening "Modern Love" column appeared in the New York Times, the response from readers was overwhelming. Hardy's essay, which exposed the conflict between being true to herself as a woman and remaining true to her Mormon faith... (read more)

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What Is Mormonism All About?: Answers to the 150 Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
What Is Mormonism All About?: Answers to the 150 Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
by W F Walker Johanson
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Organized in a simple and easy-to-read format, this book aims to answer dozens of common questions concerning the people, practices, history, and culture of the Mormon faith. Are Mormons Christians? What is the Book of Mormon? How does Mormonism contrast... (read more)

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Mormonism for Dummies(r)
Mormonism for Dummies(r)
by Jana Riess
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Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last! Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the worlds fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably dont... (read more)

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Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy
Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy
by Stephanie Nielson
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Go on an unforgettable journey, with a woman who has unimaginable strength. Stephanie Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. She quickly attracted a loyal following that was... (read more)

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Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet
Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet
by Jane Barnes
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When award-winning documentary film writer Jane Barnes was working on the PBS Frontline/American Experience special series The Mormons, she was surprised to find herself passionately drawn to Joseph Smith. The product of an Episcopalian, “WASPy... (read more)

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In My Father's House: A Memoir of Polygamy (Voice in the American West)
In My Father's House: A Memoir of Polygamy (Voice in the American West)
by Dorothy All Solomon
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Before Big Love, before Eldorado, a groundbreaking memoir explored polygamy, not with outrage but with honesty and grace. In 1984, when polygamous groups knew little but the fear and pain of secrecy and hiding, Dorothy Allred Solomon, the twenty-eighth... (read more)

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Under the Banner of Heaven
Under the Banner of Heaven
by Jon Krakauer
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Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that... (read more)

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Mormon People (12 Edition)
Mormon People (12 Edition)
by Bowman
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With Mormonism on the verge of an unprecedented cultural and political breakthrough, an eminent scholar of American evangelicalism explores the history and reflects on the future of this native-born American faith and its connection to the life of the... (read more)

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The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844
The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844
by John L Brooke
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Mormon religious belief has long been a mystery to outsiders, either dismissed as anomalous to the American religious tradition or extolled as the most genuine creation of the American imagination. \[I\]The Refiner's Fire\[/I\] presents a new and... (read more)

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