Joseph Smith III

Pragmatic Prophet
Author: Roger D. Launius
Paper – $44
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1985
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About the Book

Winner of the Evans Biography Award and the John Whitmer Association Best Book Award

"One of the best biographies yet written about any Latter Day Saint leader in either the Reorganized church or Utah Mormon church. . . . 'Must' reading for all students of Mormon history." -- Newell Bringhurst, Sunstone

"An important appraisal of the man who guided the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for more than a half century. . . . Well written and well researched." -- Library Journal

"Thoroughly researched, well documented, and eminently readable. . . . Offers intriguing interpretations of the Mormon movement." -- Richard C. Goode, Religious Studies Review

"This book should be read by every serious scholar of Mormonism and of American religious history--and by persons who love a good story well told." -- Paul M. Edwards, Western Illinois Regional Studies


Winner of the John Whitmer History Association Best Book Award, 1989. Winner of the David Woolley Evans and Beatrice Evans Biography Award, 1989.