Saturday, November 8, 2008

Massacre At Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley, Glen M. Leonard

Massacre At Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley, Jr., Glen M. Leonard

In this new, more complete and accurate telling of a most misunderstood time in Mormon History, we get to get inside the researchers/authors heads to understand how this most horrific tragedy occurred and why. The authors take us back to the early days of The Church, when we were persecuted for our beliefs and driven from their homes, women even raped. In the mid 19th Century, times were rough on the trail for the Mormons, having to contend with Indians, the elements, disease, the Military and all they could think of was getting to the Salt Lake Valley. This horrible tragedy took the lives of 120 men, women and children as they were gunned down execution style. For the Mormon people, they were afraid for their lives when emigrants came through their setlements on their way to California. These emigrants would taunt and threaten the Mormons and were worried about the soldiers coming to stir up things. It wasn't until I was reading the names of the Militiamen, that I found that two of my ancestors were involved. Luckily, they were not involved in any of the murders. This is the third book on this subject and feel this current rendition is the best by far, as it doesn't try to sugarcoat what happened or point fingers. If you haven't heard of this tragedy, I would recommend you read this book. It's a riveting story, one you couldn't imagine happening. It's interesting that the date this occured was 9/11, but in 1857.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook

Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley, and Glen M. Leonard (Hardcover - Aug 19, 2008)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (August 19, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195160347
ISBN-13: 978-0195160345

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