About the book: The truth is often stranger than fiction, and it can certainly be more interesting than the history books let on. To prove it, bestselling author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon blows the dust off the past to reveal the exploits of some lesser-known figures in Church history. From the hilarious to the heroic and the zany to the downright villainous, these tales highlight the action-packed lives of some of the Church’s most notorious members.
Witness the attempted rise of the self-appointed “King of the Mormons.”
Experience the heart-pounding plight of a Latter-day Saint girl enslaved by a bloodthirsty Apache tribe.
Read the thrilling tale of a stake president caught in a mobster brawl at stake conference.
Just when you thought you knew everything worth knowing about the early Saints, this quirky cast of characters confirms that there’s always more to the story. Get ready for a rip-roarin’ ride through history as you discover the truth about In-Laws, Outlaws, and Everyone in Between!
My review: I LOVE books like this! I love it when you are able to see a story about someone you know about or thought you know about, read a story about them and learn something completely new to you! Historical figures have always been something that fascinates me, so this book was right up my ally.
I loved reading new things about Martin Harris, Elizabeth McCune and many others, some I have heard of in Church History and others I have not. I was amazed by some of the stories, there's even one about a group of soldiers who build a chapel using their cigarette rations on a small Italian island. What an amazing story that one is!
If you love learning about people and history this is the book for you!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Labels: Covenant Communications, Kathryn Jenkins Gordon, LDS non-fiction