Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 1966. Dale Bryner. First edition. Hardcover. 399pp. Quarto [25.5 cm] Gray cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. Very good condition. The edges of the covers are very subtly faded. The dust jacket is in very good condition. There is a large open tear in the bottom edge of the rear panel. The spine ends are chipped. There are several short closed tears in the edges. Item #20417
Harold Schindler's magnum opus on the life and times of the notorious Orrin Porter Rockwell, bodyguard to both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young and hired assassin of the saints. Schinder spent 6 years delving into the controversies and mysteries surrounding this colorful and controversial figure from Mormon's past. 's life.