God Has Made Us A Kingdom
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Signature Books
Date Published: 2006
Edition: First edition, 1/26
Book Id: 43970
396pp. Octavo [24.5 cm] Full leather with a stamped portrait of Strang to the font board. Housed in binder's slipcase. Fine. This limited leather bound first edition, was limited to twenty-six lettered copies, this is copy 'J'.
The interesting saga of 'King James' and the Strangites. After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith there was some dispute to who was in charge, a relatively unknown convert from Wisconsin, James Strang claimed the leadership of the fledgling LDS Church. Strang's claim came from a letter he received from Joseph Smith shortly before his murder, urging Brother Strang to set up a colony in the isolated area of Wisconsin where the Saints could be free from persecution. During Strang's short lived leadership the 'Strangites' turned the wilds of Beaver Island into a private kingdom for their revered leader. A fascinating read and the most complete work on Strang and his followers.