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 in a good only dust jacket. The edges of the spine and covers are mildly rubbed and bumped. There is a small moisture stain on the top edge of the text block, and there is faint soiled scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. There is a gift inscription in ink on the front free endsheet. This page also has a small light stain. Price clipped jacket with nicked corners. In addition, the jacket is soiled and has multiple light moisture stains. There is a 1 inch long thin tear in the paper of the spine near the head. There is a small open tear in the bottom edge of the rear panel. Item #15048
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).