Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. 396pp. Octavo. Cream cloth with gilt titles on backstrip. Illustrated. Index. Bibliography. As NEW. Item #8348
The interesting saga of 'King James' and the Strangites. After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith there was some dispute to who was in charge. Brigham Young claimed the mantle of leadership. Joseph Smith's heirs claimed the leadership for there family and 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 there revered leader. A fascinating read and the most complete work on Strang and his followers.