Date: January 23, 2012 05:22PM
And if you'd ever get back to Salt Lake (Exmo Conference?) I'd see to it that you got to meet Will and get it signed. As I said here, I met him at the '02 Conference (along with Simon Southerton and Sandra Tanner), and our friendship has grown tremendously since.
I see you're a bit of a wuss (big smiley face) based on stuff above, so you probably don't want to delve deeper with "Innocent Blood: Essential Narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre." This one is a scholarly follow-up co-authored with David Bigler. My road rage really got a workout with this one, particularly reading the original works of George A. Smith.
Right now, other than Novak's work, the only books I lack in my library on MMM is one by William Wise and possibly some obscure pulp works written with the murders as the backdrop. I'm working through Josiah Gibbs right now (purely as an academic exercise), and then Rodolfo and I are going to do a mutual support thingie and wade through the Turley/Walker/Leonard tome. Of course I need to remember to get him this extra copy I promised him... Honest, I left the copy on my kitchen table, big guy...
And here you go... Some essentially original source material:http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mountainmeadows/carletonreport.html
Sally Denton? I didn't care for her because she didn't dig that deeply into the subject... Brooks? As a technical non-Mormon, her "LDS tint" was obvious to me, but she deserves full marks for her courage and groundbreaking work. A TBM friend of mine who knew her spoke admiringly of her courage to me recently, BTW... Being the subversive I am, he's now the proud owner of a signed Bagley first edition with a little note from Will in addition...
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/2012 08:25PM by SL Cabbie.