John Doyle Lee: Zealot - Pioneer Builder - Scapegoat
Place Published: Glendale, CA
Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company
Date Published: 1973
Edition: Reprint of the new edition with corrections
Book Id: 33435
404pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped rules and title to backstrip. Good only. The extremities are rubbed. There are several small stains on the spine and covers. The top edge of the text block is stained. Minor spine roll. The spine ends are gently rolled. There are several small light stains along the edges of the front endsheet. Tanned 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).