Mormonism’s Last Colonizer (Nonfiction)

jun09_mormonism_250The author, a descendant of Mormon leader William H. Smart, by his own admission, gives an honest and detailed account of the ardent leader.

Through his deeply-rooted faith, Smart served the Latter-day Saints in various locales in Utah, including Vernal and Wasatch. The book also carefully chronicles the attempt of colonizing the Uintah-Ouray Reservation lands beginning in 1903, an endeavor that did not end well. This is not only an account of the life and mission of William H. Smart, but it is also an in-depth look inside the workings of the Mormon Church. Footnotes at the end of pages, rather than the back of the book, are an added bonus to the serious researcher of Mormon history.

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