"Finally a terrific, fast-moving book on Joseph Smith. Quite frankly, it's the best biography yet of Joseph Smith -- the most comprehensive and easist to read." -- Vance L. Hawkins (historical research consultant)
Synopsis from Midwest Book Revew: Joseph Smith and The Latter-day Saints,by Richard Lloyd Dewey, is the most complete portrait so far of the Mormon prophet. Written for the everyday reader, it is a robust biography that deftly unfolds the life and times of the founder of Mormonism.Eleven years in the making, Joseph Smith and The Latter-day Saints captures Joseph's tumultuous life story, backing it up all the way with thousands of facts (many of which are not widely known even among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
Biographer Richard Lloyd Dewey quotes from numerous journals and letters of neighbors on the farms and villages who actually knew Joseph Smith.
Joseph Smith and The Latter-day Saints characterizes the fascinating relationships Joseph had with friends and enemies alike, allowing the reader to come to know Joseph on an paralleled personal level.. . . Joseph Smith and The Latter-day Saintstackles the controversies head-on, with the pro- and anti- sources clearly identified. This meticulously researched first volume of a three volume series covers the first 25 years of Joseph s 38 year life.