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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
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Apr 21, 2011

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I was disappointed with Jon's writing. Into Thin Air is one my favorite books and expected the same quality reporting for Under the Banner of Heaven. But instead the stories in the book create a very negative image of Mormonism and makes the very uncommon practice of polygamy seem common by not distinguishing between Fundamentalist Mormonism vs. the mainstream LDS Church. I would have more respect for the book if it balanced the negative stories with some uplifting tales of members of the Church. Overall, I felt Mormonism was misrepresented, which overshadowed the fascinating polygamy stories that form the backbone of this book.

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