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By Alex Beam

ISBN-10: 1610393147

ISBN-13: 9781610393140

On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the penitentiary within the dusty frontier city of Carthage, Illinois. Clamorous and offended, they have been removing a guy they observed as a grave possibility to their differently quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. They sought after blood.

At thirty-nine years previous, Smith had already lived a large existence. as well as beginning his personal faith and developing his personal “Golden Bible”—the e-book of Mormon—he had labored as a water-dowser and treasure hunter. He’d led his humans to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illinois, the place he based a urban greater than fledgling Chicago. He was once operating for president. And, secretly, he had married greater than thirty women.

In American Crucifixion, Alex Beam tells how Smith went from charismatic chief to public enemy: How his so much seismic revelation—the doctrine of polygamy—created a rift between his humans; how that schism grew to become to violence; and the way, eventually, Smith couldn't get away the implications of his ambition and pride.

Mormonism is America’s greatest and so much enduring local faith, and the “martyrdom” of Joseph Smith is considered one of its transformational occasions. Smith’s brutal assassination propelled the Mormons to colonize the yankee West and declare their position within the mainstream of yankee heritage. American Crucifixion is a gripping tale of scandal and violence, with deep roots in our nationwide id.

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