Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1962. First trade edition. Hardcover. 404pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped rules and title to backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to edges of boards and spine. Gift inscription in ink on the front free endsheet. No dust jacket. Item #15042
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).