“The collaboration by Walker, Turley and Leonard is unique in the breadth of the research that supports it. . . . Jan Shipps, professor emeritus of religious studies and history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a widely respected authority on Mormonism, agreed . . . ‘There is documentation on top of documentation on top of documentation, and that we haven’t had before,’ Shipps said. ‘It’s probably the most documented work of any in Utah history.’” Read more.
“A vivid, gripping narrative of one of the most notorious mass murders in all American history, and a model for how historians should do their work. This account of a long-controversial horror is scrupulously researched, enriched with contemporary illustrations, and informed by the lessons of more recent atrocities.”
— Daniel Walker Howe , Pulitzer Prize-winning author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848