Review: In A Rugged Land

“In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953-1954”, James Swensen, University of Utah Press, 2018 Genre: Documentary Photography, History Number of Pages: 340Binding: Paper, Ebook AvailablePrice: Paperback $ 34.95, eBook $ 28.95 Dorothea … Continue reading

Review: “Thunder From the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics”

“Thunder From the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics” – Edited by Matthew L Harris Published by: University of Illinois Press, 2019Number of Pages: 247, Paper Binding and eBook, Cloth by Special orderPrice: Paperback: $27.95, eBook: $14.95, Hardback: … Continue reading

It’s a beautiful day for hot springs hunting in the valley of the Great Salt Lake!

Pioneer journals speak often of hot springs near the Great Salt Lake. To indigenous peoples these sacred waters bubbling from the earth effected miracle cures. Pioneers, too, believed pungent sulfur springs had medicinal benefits. Bathers flocked to hot springs resorts … Continue reading

Council of Fifty minutes: anti-American sentiment, theocratic aspirations, and institutional transparency

Matthew J. Grow, Ronald K. Esplin, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, and Jeffrey D. Mahas, eds., The Joseph Smith Papers, Administrative Records, Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846, Ronald K. Esplin, Matthew J. Grow, Matthew C. Godfrey, general eds. Salt … Continue reading