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(PUBVintage)Second edition, revised. In 1823 an angel appeared to Joseph Smith, leading him to a cache of gold plates purporting to be the history of the lost tribes of Israel. From these new gospels and Smith's dynamic personality arose Mormonism. "Rich and supple,"---Saturday Review. 499 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 499 Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8 X 5 1/4 X 1 1/8 (inches) ISBN: 0679730540 ISBN-13: 9780679730545 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of photos. Map.