Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier
Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier. Park offers readers a serious look at the early years of the Mormons, and places them in the context of that time. For a brief period, they found acceptance and refuge in Illinois where they built a large utopian city, Nauvoo. Park describes the variety of forces that led to the abandonment of the city of Nauvoo and the rejection of the Mormons living in Illinois, forcing them to head West. Readers who enjoy history are those most likely to enjoy this book that blends well a national story with the growing power and popularity of a religion. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Kingdom of Nauvoo from amazon.com.