American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Public Affairs
Date Published: 2014
Edition: Later printing
Book Id: 40180
334pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/4 black paper with ivory white paper over boards.
Written by Boston Globe columnist, Alex Beam. From the dust jacket- "In American Crucifixion, Alex Beam tells how Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy: How his most seismic revelation- the doctrine of polygamy- created a rift among his people; how that schism turned to violence; and how, ultimately Smith could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride."