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Heber C. Kimball: MORMON PATRIARCH AND PIONEER
by Stanley B. Kimball
University of Illinois Press, 1981
Paper: 978-0-252-01299-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Heber C. Kimball was Mormonism's most colorful leader and a major force in shaping, sustaining, and spreading the Mormon faith. Only Joseph Smith and Brigham Young wielded as much authority or had as much influence during the first four decades of the Mormon church. This is the first comprehensive and objective biography of Kimball since 1888. Stanley B. Kimball, Heber's great-great-grandson, shows us the man in all of his many dimensions---missionary, pioneer, preacher, politician, farmer, father, and husband.

"Superb! This is a superior biography, based almost entirely on manuscript sources, few of which have been used or even examined by other scholars. It is new, it is fresh, it is fast-moving, it has the ring of truth, there is little editorializing, and it is written with economy, clarity, and balance." -- Leonard J. Arrington, author of Brigham Young: American Moses
     
 
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