Speaker: Curt Bench

SL10122: Authors meet the Critic

This discussion brings together scholars and thinkers to discuss two books: Gary Topping’s Leonard J. Arrington: A Historian’s Life and Polly Aird’s book about Peter McAuslan entitled Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector: A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861. Through the publication of his groundbreaking Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints …

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Book Review Session: Massacre at Mountain Meadows

Book Review Session: Massacre at Mountain Meadows Just now arriving in bookstores, Massacre at Mountain Meadows (Oxford University Press) is the long-awaited book on the September 1857 tragedy written by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley and Glen M. Leonard, three Church-employed historians who enjoyed the full cooperation and resources of the LDS history department. …

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Twenty-Year Reflections On The Mark Hofmann Bombings

October 2005 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Mark Hofmann murders, a tragedy that claimed two innocent lives and that has continued to impact Mormon history, the Church’s national profile, and the world of document dealing and forensic science ever since. What has happened in the past twenty years? Where are the key players …

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