The story of an English family who join the Mormon Church and journey to America is superimposed onto a history of the city of Nauvoo. The city is described at the peak of its growth, and also at various times during the years following the Mormon exodus. Historical events added to the sparse story line include the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor, the murder of Joseph Smith, the removal of thousands of Mormons from Nauvoo, the establishment and demise of the Icarian settlement there, and the return from Utah of some of the disillusioned followers of Brigham Young in response to young Joseph Smith's call for reunification under the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Although the book is essentially a novel, many pages of historical information are written in an expository style. 1939 Original Publisher: Herald publishing house Subjects: Mormons Nauvoo (Ill.) Mormon Church Religion/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
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Book Description Herald Publishing House, Independence, Missouri. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. B002JMS08G Sanford, Mabel A. Joseph's City Beautiful. NP: NP, ND. Book condition: Very good. Slight shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # USANJOS02GK
Book Description Herald Publishing House, Independence, Missouri, 1976. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. B002JMS08G Sanford, Mabel A. Joseph's City Beautiful. Independence, MO: Herald Heritage, 1976. 207pp. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good with rubbed edges and lightly creased rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # USANJOS00CZC
Book Description Herald Publishing House Independence 1976, 1976. Reprint Paperback Good+. 12mo, 207, Trade paperback. General wear. ISBN:0-8309-0155-8. Bookseller Inventory # 006813