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5.0 étoiles sur 5Both a fascinating and detailed personal story13 avril 2010
Par Midwest Book Review - Publié sur Amazon.com
Under its founder, Joseph Smith, and continuing through his immediate successors Brigham Young and John Taylor, the Mormon Church was a culture that provided opportunity for upward mobility for its adherents, especially new converts from Northern Europe. This was made possible by the diversity of social origins comprising the first generation; its members ranged from frontiersmen and farmers, to craftsmen and merchants, to preachers and social engineers. This phenomena is particularly well showcased in the superbly written biography of George D. Watt, a British convert who taught himself the then newly created Pitman shorthand and became an able and sought after chronicler. He was also the creator of Deseret Alphabet, and the chief recorder of the sermons of the Mormon leaders that became the content of the "Journal of Discourses", an invaluable historical resource for subsequent generations of scholars and historians. Additionally, Watt authored significant works ranging from horticulture to spiritualism. A parting of the ways with Brigham Young was to inflict social isolation and poverty, but Watt continued to exert his own independence of thought in his writings and personal philosophy. "Mormon Passage of George D. Watt: First British Convert, Scribe for Zion" by biographer Ronald G. Watt is both a fascinating and detailed personal story, but also a seminal contribution to 19th century American History and a highly recommended addition for academic and community library collections.
5.0 étoiles sur 5Appreciation for boography of a giant ib ln the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.5 mai 2013
Par Mardene Baker - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Appreciated excellent scholarship involved in researching the subject, George Darling Watt. G. D. Watt is my 3rd great grandfather. Therefore I am grateful for this publication.