The Mormon Rebellion University of Oklahoma Press, $34.95

the_mormon_rebellionDavid L. Bigler and Will Bagley, an excellent team, join up again with The Mormon Rebellion.

The coauthors consider the almost bloodless Mormon War of 1857-58 to be America’s first civil war, with an ambitious “Saint,” Brigham Young, intent on an independent Deseret. No pitched battles, but one awful atrocity took place when Mormon militia murdered 120 men, women and children at Mountain Meadows.

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