John Doyle Lee: Zealot - Pioneer Builder - Scapegoat
Place Published: Glendale, CA
Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company
Date Published: 1972
Edition: New edition with corrections
Book Id: 30946
SIGNED. 404pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped rules and title to backstrip. Good only. The extremities are rubbed, and the underlying board is peeking through at the bottom right corner. The spine is slightly slanted. There is a very thin 1 inch deep open tear in the cloth at the foot of the spine. The top edge of the text block is heavily moisture damaged. The front endsheet is moisture stained along the hinge and surrounding areas. There is a former owner's name on the front free endsheet. The rear flap of the once present dust jacket has been glued to the rear pastedown. The top edge of the pages have thin damp stains, and there is thin red water staining in the inside margins of the index pages.
Descended from Southern Utah pioneers who were participants in the 1857 atrocity known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Juanita Brooks grew up among the red rock country of Southern Utah with vague rumors and whispered stories about the infamous massacre. Determined to get at the truth and exorcise her own demons concerning the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Brooks researched and wrote her masterpiece, 'The Mountain Meadows Massacre' in 1950. This led to a lifelong interest and involvement in John D. Lee, and to her two subsequent major publications: the massive two volume Diaries of John D. Lee, published in 1955 by the Huntington Library, and this full length biography of Lee, first published in 1961. Western Frontiersman Series IX (9). Inscribed by Juanita Brooks on the front free endsheet.