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An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith

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In his personal diaries Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet, emerges as a believable and human religious leader, willing to allow both descendants and followers a complete look at his innovative beliefs and complex personality. “I enjoyed myself by my own fireside with many friends around me,” he recalled of a quiet moment at home. “I drank a glass of beer at Moisser’s,” he d ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published February 15th 1989 by Signature Books (first published May 15th 1987)
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Barry
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I tried to read this book through but found it laborious because its a diary and there is a lot of day to day information that is hard to follow without knowing all of the players and exactly what was going on.

I ended up using this book as a resource a lot when reading other LDS history books. I'd look up significant dates cited in other books and read what Joseph recorded about them. It's great for that purpose.
Fred D
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Really helps you get inside the mind of Joseph Smith. Shows lots of details of his everyday life. Very good.
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Joseph Smith, Jr. was the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, also known as Mormonism, and an important religious and political figure during the 1830s and 1840s. In 1827, Smith began to gather a religious following after announcing that an angel had shown him a set of golden plates describing a visit of Jesus to the indigenous peoples of the Americas. In 1830, Smith published what he said w ...more
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