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American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church

by Beam, Alex.

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On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois, hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. In addition to starting his own religion and creating the Book of Mormon, Smith had worked a... Full description


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