If you live practically anywhere on the Wasatch Front, you are within range of one of Bill MacKinnon’s speaking engagements in his whirlwind book tour, promoting his latest publication, At Sword’s Point, Part 1: A Documentary History of the Utah War to 1858, volume one of a two volume history of the Utah War and the tenth volume in the Kingdom in the West Series.
Thanks to Robert A. Clark, of The Arthur H. Clark Company and Bill MacKinnon for providing this information (“I” references are to Bill).
-April 16: Utah Valley Historical Society meeting, Provo (because
meeting is at public library, commercial booksellers are not permitted;
order forms will be available and there will be an announcement at meeting
of book availability at BYU campus bookstore and a Provo commercial
store, both of which I will contact to ensure proper ordering).
-April 17: LDS Church senior archivists, luncheon meeting and talk,
Salt Lake City (I will refer to book and will have order forms
-April 18: LDS Church archival missionaries and staff members, lecture
series, Salt Lake City (I will refer to book and will have order
-April 18: Utah State Historical Society, reception in my honor (with
members of State History Board, Society’s Director, and senior staff),
Salt Lake City (I will refer to book).
-April 21: Utah War Sesquicenntial Series Lecture, Weber State U.,
Ogden (campus bookstore will sell at meeting per below). 7-9 p.m.
-April 22: Talk/signing at Benchmark Books, Salt Lake City (Curt Bench
will order/handle). 5-7 p.m.
According to KIW series editor Will Bagley, MacKinnon “absolutely smoked” last night’s Utah Westerners meeting, so these are not to be missed. As our own Juvenile Instructor bloggers attend these lectures, we will be sure to return and report.