Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date Published: 2008
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 28149
430pp. Octavo [42 cm] 1/4 black paper with purple paper covered boards. Fine / Very good. There are numerous small light stains on the spine of the jacket. "On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. More than 120 men, women, and children perished in the slaughter." "Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. ...This gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into why Mormon settlers in isolated southern Utah deceived the emigrant party with a promise of safety and then killed the adults and all but seventeen of the youngest children. Throughout the book, the authors paint finely drawn portraits of the key players in the drama." "The Mountain Meadows Massacre stands as one of the darkest events in Mormon history. Neither a whitewash nor an expose, Massacre at Mountain Meadows provides the clearest and most accurate account of a key event in American religious history."
This is an early printing, signed by all three authors. The first printing of this book, which consisted of 6500 copies, is now sold out. Signed by all three authors in ink on the title page.