Pansy’s History Utah State University Press, $32.95

margaret_ep_gordonMargaret E.P. Gordon lived a century (1866-1966) and documented the changes and progress she witnessed in her amazing life.

In the volume Pansy’s History, Claudia L. Bushman transcribes Gordon’s words to reveal a poignant life of a Mormon missionary-turned-genealogist. A well-written memoir, this vivid account of Mormon history and family life truly reveals a woman who made a difference. Bushman notes: “While as a child, I didn’t always appreciate my bossy grandmother, I have come to admire her indomitable zest….”

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