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1940. Illustrated with Photographs. Brigham Young at Home is a valuable addition to the history of the home life of pioneer days. Reared in the famous Beehive House, Mrs. Spencer has carried with her through life the patient, loving influence of her parents. As she goes back in memory to the old home, she revives the scenes and varied events which filled her childhood days ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1940)
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Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found it very insightful to read something written about Brigham Young almost 80 years ago and by his own daughter. I appreciate reading intimate details of his home life with his children. It was enlightening in many ways.
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"There were never any door moments in our family, I assure you. What one child can think of, several others could," p29
"He could be stern when occasion demand it but he was the wisest, kindest, and most loving of fathers. His constant thoughtfulness for our happiness and well-being endeared him to all of us. The bond between my father and me was as close as if I had been his only child, and I am sure that each of the other children felt the same way. I shall always be grateful that I was born hi
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Written by Brigham Young’s 51st daughter, Clarissa Young Spencer, this book gives lots of fascinating details about Brigham Young’s home life. There are vivid descriptions of goings-on in the Beehive House and the Lion House, and incidental details about life in the early days of Salt Lake City. Here’s something I never knew about the beloved prophet: he ate two squabs for breakfast every morning. I had to look up squabs–they’re baby pigeons. I gagged, besides feeling sorry for the poor baby pig ...more
Nov 20, 2008 rated it liked it
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This is a book written by one of Brigham Young's daughters. I'm not going to call it world class literature or anything, and I did skip over some parts of the book a bit, but it had some interesting little stories about Brigham Young and his wives and home life. What was most interesting to me was how several of Brigham Young's wives could live together with their children and live happily and peacefully and share the same man while still being good friends and helping each other. Talk about cel ...more
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in LDS Church History
Recommended to Frank by: Wife
A fantastic view into the establishing of Zion in the Deseret Territory (modern day Salt Lake City). Brigham Young is given an endorsement by one of his closest daughters, Clarissa. She says of him that as father, no man can surpass him. He was equitable, forthright, compassionate, loving, and ever intelligent.

It's no wonder, given his great accomplishments, that he stood as a living legend throughout the world. This book will enlighten the reader; it will give them an insight into his daily ro
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Written by one of Brigham Young's daughter, this book provides a first hand look at pioneer times. Clarissa was 80 years old when she wrote it, so some of the stories may have been fables by the time she wrote them down, but none the less this was an interesting read. In particular I enjoyed reading about the way Brigham would send people on missions to accomplish tasks, such as bringing logs from the mountains, growing sugar beats or building railroads. Brigham had a way of getting things done. ...more
Rick Adamson
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading about the home life of Brigham Young. His daughter, of course, is very postive. Known for being a polygamist, but if it wasn't for polygamy I think he would be known for a great, maybe the greatest, city and state creator of all of time. He managed and did things that no other man has done in his lifetime. ...more
Jera Gunther
Oct 03, 2011 rated it liked it
This was written Brigham Young's 51st child (I think...). It was interesting, but a little idealized. I'm not sure every day of their home life was filled with pure joy, but I can't really make that judgment. I enjoyed hearing about Brigham Young from his daughter's point of view. ...more
Jan 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Written by one of his daughters, this account shows what life was like for Pres. Young's family from day to day. If you like "Little House on the Prairie", you'll enjoy this one too ...more
Mandellagreen Green
Feb 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
...reading this for book club. I was reticent at first, but it has proved to be an enjoyable and enlightening experience. It is a quick read, and gives a new perspective on this man.
Feb 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
We read this one for book club this month, and it was OK
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