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Author: Robert V. Remini Narrator: Del Roy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781415912188
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The most important reformer and innovator in American religious history, Joseph Smith has remained a fascinating enigma to many, both inside and outside the Mormon Church he founded. Born in 1805, Smith grew up during the "Second Great Awakening," when secular tumult had spawned radical religious fervor and countless new sects. His contemplative nature and soaring imagination were nurtured in the close, loving family created by his deeply devout parents. His need to lead and be recognized was met by his mission as God's vehicle for a new faith and by the hundreds who, magnetized by his charm and charismatic preaching, gave rise to the Mormon Church. Remini's vital portrait contextualizes Smith's enduring contribution to American life and culture within the distinctive characteristics of an extraordinary age.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 5/12/2013

    " Straight up, no nonsense biography of Joseph Smith. I love how Remini presents the facts in such a "neutral" way that you can't possibly come away without thinking Joseph Smith was a complete idiot ... ;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher | 12/15/2010

    " This seemed like a very basic biography. It did not delve deeper than the most commonly known facts about Joseph Smith. It did, however, do a great job establishing the context of his times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 12/4/2009

    " This book is a well told story of the life of Joseph Smith. I was required to read it for a history class but found the story to be quite interesting. Remini is unbiased in his presentation allowing readers to form their own opinions about Smith and the Mormon faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 11/21/2007

    " joseph smith is one of the most interesting characters that has ever lived. this is a biography that takes a very neutral position. it is neither pro nor anti-mormon. This dudes a trip! Loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 7/30/2007

    " A short, easy to read primer on the life of Joseph Smith. Remini tip-toes too much around some of the more controversial parts of Smith's life, but there's still plenty of good information here. Recommended if you're interested in the subject but don't want to devote a lot of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 5/17/2007

    " A mostly balanced introduction to Joseph Smith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 3/8/2006

    " A good read and nice introduction to one of the most important and most misunderstood men in American religious history. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aobrinkerhoff | 6/28/2005

    " Very objective and well written. "

About the Author

Robert V. Remini, historian of the US House of Representatives, has been teaching and writing about American history for more than half a century. He has written more than twenty books, including the definitive three-volume biography The Life of Andrew Jackson, which won the National Book Award (1984). His other books include biographies of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Joseph Smith. His Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars won the Spur Award for best western nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.