Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell
When Orrin Porter Rockwell died of a heart attack in 1878, his name was as well known as Brigham Young's. Cowboys sang songs about him, and newspapers had frequently printed scandalous accounts about the malicious Mormon "destroying angel." But to many, Rockwell was a guardian angel, and it could be easily said he saved far more lives than he took. It seems history tells t...more
The authors do a great job of presenting the stories about Porter in an engaging way, of helping the reader to b...more
I have read that some people who have reviewed this book did not like it. They said that this was not a very good biography of Porter Rockwell's life. I do not think that the authors would ever claim that this book...more
I would have preferred a more comprehensive biograph...more
Although, some of the writing is limited by the sketchiness of some of the accounts, the book offers moments of heart, humor, adventure and catharsis. The reader gets a feel for the heart w...more
I was hoping for a gut-wrenching, nerve-biting, adventure story of the "Guardian Angel" that n...more
A couple of hours later, he came...more
By the end, I wholeheartedly like this man, Porter Rockwell. I la...more
on the upside, it's a quick read and reasonably well researched. there are better biographies, but as an intro, with a fun look at turn of the 1800's mormondom, josep...more
The book needs a little tighter edit, and the language can be loaded at times. In a few parts, I felt like the author was trying to lead me to a specific conclusion, and that bothered me a little.
All in all, it was a fun book to read.
I wanted to read about Rockwell because of information I had that he lived for quite some time in an area where my ancestors also settled. This book did not touch that issue. It is possible that the other source was in error.