Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows
The MMM happened over 150 years ago in a remote part of the U.S. terr ...more
This is a compelling read, but the compelling narrative can make it a difficult read as you read to judge it for historicity.
Bagley inserts hundreds of sentence fragment quotes into his narrative, and a paragraph with several sentence fragment quotes may have one or several footnotes. I found myself referring to the footnotes (in the back!) constantly, to get a feel for the nature of the quotes. Sometimes they were from a newspaper account, in which case the fragments could have been from...more
I had some real issues with this man's conclusions and choice of words which reveal his bias and/or personal opinions. He also uses ...more
It is a very interesting story. Despite LDS criticism, the book appears to me to be as objective as possible when dealing with matters that have as little reliable documentation as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.