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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

Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610393133
Pages: 352
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 9 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-22
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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 wanted blood. At thirty-nine years old, Smith had already lived an outsized life. In addition to starting his own religion and creating his own “Golden Bible”—the Book of Mormon—he had worked as a water-dowser and treasure ...