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Describes the history and doctrines of the Latter-Day Saints, and discusses their way of life and their relationships with the outside world and with their own fundamentalist fringe
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Books about Mormons tend to be either hostile or cloying--few are dispassionate. Coates, an investigative reporter for The Chicago Tribune , is clearly seeking his scoop, but his tone betrays a hostility that suggests a hidden agenda. Unfortunately, he does not spell out his biases (which, after all, may be legitimate) as he tells the history of the Mormon church and assesses its current situation. In fact, while at times it appears that he wants the reader to be surprised by what he has found, mostly what he has found is common knowledge. Libraries will still find Robert Gottleib and Peter Wiley's America's Saints (HBJ, 1986) to be the definitive (and more interesting) account of the contemporary Mormon world.
- David Azzolina, Univ. of Pennsylvania Libs., Philadelphia
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Coates, an admirer of Mormonism, presents an absorbing report on controversy within the Latter-Day Saints' community and the history and tenets of America's fastest-growing religion.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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