Download e-book for iPad: James Jesse Strang: The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon by Don Faber

By Don Faber

ISBN-10: 0472052896

ISBN-13: 9780472052899

ISBN-10: 0472072897

ISBN-13: 9780472072897

Few lives adventure a meteoric upward push and fall like that of James Jesse Strang’s. An unsuccessful legal professional from upstate manhattan, he switched over to Mormonism in 1844 and speedy entered the internal circle of the debatable new faith’s founder, Joseph Smith Jr. Upon Smith’s assassination, Strang sought to be named his successor as chief of the Mormons. as a substitute, Strang was once excommunicated in 1850, even though now not sooner than accumulating a bunch of fans, who settled with him on distant Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan and ordained Strang king of the small enclave. King Strang elicited either ire and obdurate admiration from an ever-growing record of rivals, his activities heavily monitored via President Millard Fillmore himself. In 1866, Strang was once assassinated, probably with the help of federal authorities.

This eye-catching new biography via Don Faber recounts the attention-grabbing tale of Strang’s direction from impoverished long island farm boy to at least one of the main colourful and contentious personalities in Michigan background. warding off the nonsense, incorrect information, and twisted evidence so usual in regards to the guy, readers meet the historic Strang stripped of fantasy, demonization, and renowned fancy—a actual famous person of the mid-nineteenth century who either formed and was once formed via the colourful occasions during which he lived. This e-book will entice readers drawn to the background of Michigan, the 19th century, and the second one nice Awakening.


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