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Brigham Young

Religion (1-Jun-1801 — 29-Aug-1877)


Edward H. Anderson. Life of Brigham Young. Salt Lake City, UT: Geo. Q. Cannon & Sons. 1893. 173pp.

Leonard J. Arrington. Brigham Young: American Moses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1985. 522pp.

Will Bagley. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadow. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 2002. 493pp.

Susan E. Black; Larry C. Porter (editors). Lion of the Lord: Essays on the Life & Service of Brigham Young. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company. 1995. 462pp.

Newell G. Bringhurst. Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier. Pearson Education. 1997. 240pp.

Frank J. Cannon; George L. Knapp. Brigham Young and His Mormon Empire. 1913. 398pp.

Kishkuman Cooper (E. Cecil McGavin). The Sex Life of Brigham Young. New York: Vantage Press. 1963. 379pp.

Susa Young Gates; with Leah D. Widtsoe7. Life Story of Brigham Young. New York: Macmillan. 1930. 388pp.

Stanley P. Hirshson. The Lion of the Lord: A Biography of Brigham Young. New York: Borzoi. 1969. 391pp.

Richard Holzapfel. Brigham Young: Images of a Mormon Prophet. Provo, UT: Eagle Gate/Brigham Young University. 2000. 320pp.

Milton R. Hunter. Brigham Young the Colonizer. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press. 1940. 383pp.

Dean C. Jessee (editor). Letters of Brigham Young to His Sons. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company. 1974. 375pp.

William L. Knecht; Peter L. Crawley. History of Brigham Young, 1847-1867.. Berkeley, CA: MassCal Associates. 1964. 407pp.

Preston Nibley. Brigham Young: The Man and His Work. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Press. 1960. 553pp.

H. Lorenzo Reid. Dixie of the Desert: Brigham Young's Exploration and Settlement. Zion National Park, UT: Zion Natural History Association. 1964. 244pp.

Clarissa Young Spencer; with Mabel Harmer. One Who Was Valiant. Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers. 1940. 279pp. By Brigham Young's daughter.

John J. Stewart. Brigham Young and His Wives: And the True Story of Pural Marriage. Mercury Publishing Compnay, Inc.. 1961. 99pp.

Clifford L. Stott. Search for Sanctuary: Brigham Young and the White Mountain Expedition. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press. 1984. 297pp.

Edward Tullidge. The Life of Brigham Young; or, Utah and Her Founders. Salt Lake City, UT: Tullidge and Crandall. 1876.

Mrs. C. V. Waite (Catherine Van Valkenburg). The Mormon Prophet and His Harem; or, An Authentic History of Brigham Young, His Numerous Wives and Children. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press. 1866. 280pp.

Ronald W. Walker. Wayward Saints: The Godbeites and Brigham Young. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1998. 399pp.

Elden J. Watson. Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1846-1847. Salt Lake City, UT: (self-published). 1971. 672pp. According to the author, "A reasonably accurate copy of the journal kept for Brigham Young by his scribes during the exodus from Nauvoo, and as such might reasonably be considered Volume VIII of the history of the Church edited by B. H. Roberts."

Morris R. Werner. Brigham Young. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1925. 478pp.

Ray B. West, Jr.. Kingdom of the Saints: The Story of Brigham Young and the Mormons. New York: Viking Press. 1957. 389pp.

Leah D. Widtsoe. Brigham Young: The Man of the Hour. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft. 1947. 192pp.

Ann Eliza Young. Wife No. 19, or the Story of a Life in Bondage: Being a Complete Expose of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy by Ann Eliza Young, Brigham Young's Apostate Wife. Hartford, CT: Dustin, Gilman & Co.. 1876. 605pp.

S. Dillworth Young. Here is Brigham: Brigham Young: The Years to 1844. Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft Publishers. 1964. 370pp.


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  4. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1258)

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1594)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.1170)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.856)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.820)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.526)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.754)

  11. Biographical Dictionary of American Cult and Sect Leaders (p.314)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1267)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.546)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.99)

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