[Updated] Recently Published and Forthcoming Books in Mormon History, 2010 Edition

By January 10, 2011

*Updates in comments 7, 11, 25, 27, 30 and 32. Also, in the Signature Books section I’ve added anticipated release dates for forthcoming publications provided by the publisher.*

Last year I put together, with help from a number of publishers, booksellers, and friends, a list of forthcoming and recently published books on Mormon history.  Most of those books highlighted last year have indeed found a place on bookshelves, so it?s about time to do it again.  There are some exciting books that have recently come off the press and which are still forthcoming. Ben did a good job last week of mentioning some highlights from recent publications, so I’m going a bit light on the “recently published” aspect of this list. Generally speaking, the books that were on last years list and have been published I will not list here.  As always, I?m sure I missed some titles, so if you know of others or have heard rumors of other forthcoming books/projects, please leave a comment and I?ll add it to the list.

Arthur H. Clark

In The Whirlpool: The Pre-Manifesto Letters of Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin Family, 1885-1890, edited by Reid Neilson (May 2011).

The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-58, by Will Bagley and David Bigler (April 2011).

Books LLC

Blogs About Mormons and Mormonism: List of Publications Critical of the Latter-day Saint Movement, Bloggernacle, Feminist Mormon Housewives (seriously?)

BYU Religious Studies Center

A Firm Foundation, edited by Arnold Garr and David Whittaker (2011)

Zion’s Trumpet: 1850 Welsh Mormon Periodical, translated by Ron Dennis (2011)

It should be noted that in 2001 Ron published the 1849 series of Zion’s Trumpet, so this is a continuation of that effort.

Joseph Smith: The Prophet & Seer edited by Richard Holzapfel and Kent Jackson.

BYU Studies

The Best of the St. Louis Luminary (with a searchable DVD-ROM of all 52 issues), edited by Susan Easton Black

A biography of Andrew Kimball (currently untitled), by Edward L. Kimball and Spencer W. Kimball

Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820?1844, edited by John W. Welch, in paperback for the first time.

My Fellow Servant: Essays on the History of the Priesthood by William Hartley.

The Church Historian?s Press

I’m told “if all goes well,” that the second volume of the Revelations and Translations series will be coming out early next year. And there are hopes to have Journals 2 out in the coming fall. Keep your fingers crossed!

I also understand that work on the next installment of the George Q. Cannon Journals is well under way (though likely not a 2011 publication).


Medicine and Mormons: An Introduction to the History of Latter-day Saint Healthcare by Robert T. Divett and Mary Divett Lee (looks to be a version of a previously completed thesis) Blurb says, “He was said to be one of the top two or three LDS medical historians…”

On Sunday: Mormon Portraits of a Global Church, Mormon Artists Group (Claudia Bushman listed as a contributor).

Deseret Book

Through the Lens: The Original 1907 Church History Photographs of George Edward Anderson, Richard Holzapfel and Andrew Hedges (Released)

To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson, Heidi Swinton (Released)

The Joseph Smith Papers: Television Documentary Series, Season 1 and 2. (Released)

School of the Prophet: Joseph Smith Learns the First Principles, 1820-1830 by Richard Bennett. (Released)

Eborn Books

Bruce R. McConkie: Highlights from His Life and Teachings, Revised and Expanded, by Dennis Horne (over 75 pages of added material, an edition of 1000 copies-should be released in the next week or two)

Eborn Books will also publish the newest found manuscript of William E. McLellin. Word on the street is that Harvard Heath has dropped out of the project in order to concentrate on editing the James E. Talmage journals (Signature?) and another has stepped in, but there is no word about a publication time table.

I?ve heard of a Wilford Woodruff autobiography that Eborn is hoping to publish, but I understand that that project is also not on a time table for publication.

Gibbs Smith

When Hollywood Came to Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah by James V. D?Arc.

Globe Pequot Press

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women by Christy Karras. Published by Globe Pequot Press, 2010. 157 pp. Paper. Reg. $14.95, The book profiles the lives of thirteen of the state’s historical figures – women from across the state and from many different backgrounds. Chapters include Patty Sessions, Jane Manning James, Emmeline B. Wells, Cornelia Paddock, Maude Adams, and Juanita Brooks. (Seems like part of a “More Than Petticoats” series for each state). Description courtesy of Benchmark Books.

Grandin Book Company

A Tentative Inquiry into the Office of Seventy 1835-1845: Remarks Presented by Lyndon W. Cook to Employees and Invited Guests of Grandin Book Company, Provo, UT Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (Volume 1 in the Grandin Lecture Series). Released.

A Preliminary Inquiry into the Nature of the High Priesthood, 1831-1837: Remarks Presented by Lyndon W. Cook to Employees and Invited Guests of Grandin Book Company, Provo, UT Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (Volume 2 in the Grandin Lecture Series). (forthcoming March, 2011)

Greg Kofford Books (Some of these have been forthcoming for some time. Here’s hoping for a 2011 release!)

Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and Perspectives, Davis Bitton

From Tiki to Temple: The Story of the New Zealand Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1854-1958, Marjorie Newton

Fire and Sword: A History of the Latter-day Saints in Northern Missouri, 1836-39, Leland Gentry and Todd Compton

“Swell Suffering” A Biography of Maurine Whipple, Vada Tebbs Hale

Herald House

150 Years of Song: Hymnody in the Reogranization, 1860-2010, Richard Clothier

Community of Christ: An Illustrated History by David Howlett, Barbara Walden and John Hamer

Hindsight Publications

Joseph W. Musser?s Book of Remembrance edited by Drew Briney. Limted printing of 275.

Lorin C. Woolley?s School of the Prophets Minutes from 1932-1941 edited by Drew Briney. Published by Hindsight, 2009. 178 pp. Paper.This is the first publication of the minutes from Woolley?s School of the Prophets, a key resource for exploring the early period of Mormon fundamentalism.  Many entries employed codes which (in all but a few stated instances) have been deciphered.  The minutes, combined with Joseph Musser?s Book of Remembrance (item above), are critical to understanding the development of fundamentalism.. (Released) Description Courtesy of Benchmark Books.

The Hindsight website indicates plans for a number of books, including a biography of Alpheus Cutler, an annotated publication of the Trials of Matthias Cowley and John W. Taylor, etc.

Indiana University Press

Shakers, Mormons, and Religious Worlds: Conflicting Visions, Contested Boundaries, Steve Taysom (Released)

John Whitmer Books

Upon the Temple Lot: The Church of Christ’s Quest to Build the House of the Lord, Jean Addams (forthcoming)

The Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy (Volume 1.), Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster (forthcoming-first of 3 projected volumes)

Alexander: Joseph and Emma’s Far West Son by Ron Romig (released)

Strangites: The Great Lakes Mormon Experience, edited by John Hamer and Vickie Speek (forthcoming)

An Illustrated History of Nauvoo by Steve Shields (forthcoming)

Let Contention Cease: The Dynamics of Dissent in the Reorganized Latter-day Saint Tradition by W. B. Spillman (forthcoming)

Hanging by a Thread:Joseph Smith and the White Horse Prophecy by Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster (forthcoming).


The working title is “Latter Leaves from the Life of Lorenzo Snow: An Administrative History and Biography”, by Dennis B. Horne and Orson F. Whitney. This is, from what I understand, a biography that Orson F. Whitney left unpublished. Dennis will be submitting it this year for consideration. Pending acceptance, it may appear in 2012.

Oxford University Press

Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair (Religion in America), by Reid Neilson (June 2011)

The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Post Bellum South, by Patrick Mason (Jan. 2011)

Modern Polygamy in the United States, edited by Cardell Jacobson and Laura Burton (Jan. 2011)

Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and  Canonical Restraint in Early America, by David Holland (Jan. 2011)

Massacre at Mountain Meadows (paperback) (Jan. 2011).

Terryl Givens has been hard at work on a history of Mormon Theology which would be published (IIRC) through Oxford UP, though I am not aware of a time frame for publication.

Matt Grow and Terryl Givens are working on a biography of Parley P. Pratt entitled Parley Parker Pratt: The St. Paul of Mormonism, which I’ve heard should be released in the next year.

Finally, Paul Reeve’s second book is under contract with OUP. It will deal, basically, with how Mormons in the 19th century were constructed as racial others. Though not a 2011 publication, this give us all something to look forward to.

Privately Published (This appears to be an ongoing series by an anonymous editor. Oversized hardcover, library binding, journal excerpts are compiled from a number of repositories including the Quinn Papers. Print runs were low–and they are available at Benchmark Books.)

The Nauvoo Diaries of William Clayton, Abridged. Privately published, 2010. 121 pp. Oversize brown cloth.  $100.00. Limited to 150 copies.  This fascinating edition of Clayton?s Nauvoo diaries includes about 30% more than the Nauvoo period of An Intimate Chronicle?additional entries shed more light on the tense origins of plural marriage and the beginnings of the Anointed Quorum.  Description courtesy of Benchmark Books.

The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, Abridged. Privately published, 2010. 477 pp.  Oversize brown cloth.  $200.00.  Limited to 150 copies.  These fascinating diaries provide a very candid, personal look into the life of Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church.  Coverage begins before his call as stake president through the end of his life.  Lengthy entries reveal his initial distrust of George Q. Cannon following the death of John Taylor as well as the continual crusade to stamp out unauthorized post-Manifesto plural marriages. Description courtesy of Benchmark Books.

The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged. Privately published, 2010.  341 pp.  Oversize brown cloth.  Limited to 100 copies, of which 95 are for sale.  $200.00. Matching his straightforward public persona, Clark’s diaries are similarly candid and to the point.  Entries (many refer to Clark in the third person) give firsthand insight into decisions made by the First Presidency as well as Clark’s individual projects, including his various books.  Coverage begins with Clark’s unexpected call into the First Presidency (unusual both for the delay in the call and for Clark not being a General Authority at the time) and ends shortly before his death.  Two appendices (totaling 70 pages) are included: 1. Diaries of Stephen L. Richards, 1951-54, Abridged, 2. Diaries of Marion G. Romney, 1941-61, Abridged.

Rio Nuevo Publishers

The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love, & Revolution by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis

Signature Books

Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895. Edward Leo Lyman, editor. 800 pp., limited fine edition, $125.00. ISBN: 978-1-56085-210-0. (Released)

The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History. Devery S. Anderson, editor. 500 pp., hardback, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-211-7. (Forthcoming)

Dimensions of Faith: A Mormon Studies Reader. Stephen C. Taysom, editor. 500 pp., paperback, $28.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-212-4. (Forthcoming)

Why I Stay: The Challenges of Discipleship for Contemporary Mormons. Robert A. Rees, editor. 200 pp., hardback, $24.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-213-1. (Forthcoming)

The Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes. John S. Dinger, editor. 500 pp., hardback, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-214-8. (forthcoming)

The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston. Victoria D. Burgess. 300 pp., hardback, $32.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-215-5. (Forthcoming)

Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism?s Original Quorum of the Twelve, edited by Michael Marquardt (this was a John Whitmer Books project, but now has come to Signature apparently. Not sure if the title will remain the same.)

I’m told the 3 Volume Joseph Smith biography may be released early 2012.

*UPDATE: Release Dates*

Development of LDS Temple Worship March ? Due March 4, 2011
Nauvoo Polygamy (paperback edition)  – Due April 1, 2011
Dimensions of Faith ? Due May 13, 2011
Why I Stay ? Due June 17, 2011
Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes ? Due August 5, 2011
The Midwife ? Due September  16, 2011
The Amazing Colossal Apostle ? Due November 18, 2011
The Backslider (paperback edition) ? Due December 19, 2011


Six Volume History of the Church by Joseph Smith, edited by Dan Vogel (forthcoming)

Thompson Media

Beyond the Land of Gold: The Life and Times of Perry A. Burgess by Rebecca Valentine, Travis Thompson

University of Utah Press

At Rest in Zion: The Archaeology of Salt Lake City?s First Pioneer Cemetery by Shane A. Baker (forthcoming)

To The Peripheries of Mormondom: The Apostolic Around-The-World Journey of David O. McKay, 1920-1921 by Reid Neilson (forthcoming)

Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901-1924 by Reid L. Neilson (released)

Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State: A Documentary History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in East Germany, 1945-1990 by Raymond Kuehne (released)

Utah State University Press (descriptions courtesy of the publisher)

William Logan Hebner (author) and Michael L. Plyler (photographer), Southern Paiute: A Portrait. It is out and you can find more about it at http://www.usu.edu/usupress/books/index.cfm?isbn=7544 Lots of stuff about Mormonism and the Paiutes in this one. (forthcoming)

Claudia L. Bushman, editor, Pansy’s History: The Autobiography of Margaret E. P. Gordon, 1866?1966, vol. 12 of Life Writings of Frontier Women. Due out in late March/early April. Living one hundred years, Pansy Gordon’s memoir takes her from Anglican missionary to Indians in B.C. to Mormon genealogist in L.A. and across Canada and the American West. (forthcoming)

W. Paul Reeve and Michael Scott Van Wagenen, editors, Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural in Mormon History and Folklore. Due out in May. Mormon Bigfoot, Gadianton Robbers, raising the dead, UFOs, the Dream Mine, the Bear Lake monster, walking on water. (forthcoming)

John S. McCormick and John R. Sillito, Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary: Utah Radicalism, 1847?2007. Due out in May. While this isn’t specifically Mormon studies, McCormickand Sillito bring the Mormon church into their discussion throughout, beginning with radical social ideas within the nineteenth-century church and later through the history of splinter groups and the church’s reaction to radical political movements, especially socialism, within the state. (forthcoming)

Richard Francaviglia, Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient. Due out in July. Again, this is not solely Mormon history, but it includes a chapter on Utah that focuses on Mormonism and on such things as the conceptualizing of the Wasatch Front as Palestine. (forthcoming)

Tom Mould, Still, the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk Tradition. Due out in September or October. This study of personal revelation as folk practice is being touted by other folklorists as the most important Mormon folklore book in decades. (forthcoming)

Joseph Morris and the Saga of the Morrisites (revised ed.) by C. LeRoy Anderson.

VDM Verlang

Community Leadership on the Mormon Frontier, Donald Gene Pace (Looks like a self publication of a 1980s dissertation. That’s about exactly what I’d expect to pay for something like that…not.)

Forthcoming Issues of Mormon-Related Journals

BYU Studies (49:4, 2010)

Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ 4
Jeffrey R. Chadwick

?Strangers and Pilgrims?: The Challenge of the Real 39
Robert K. Thomas

A Poetics of the Restoration 45
George B. Handley

The Chicago Experiment: Finding the Voice and Charting the Course of Religious Education in the Church 91
Casey Paul Griffiths

When Are Chiasms Admissible as Evidence? 131
Boyd F. Edwards and W. Farrell Edwards

St. Louis Luminary: The Latter-day Saint Experience at the Mississippi River, 1854?1855 157
Susan Easton Black


The Hoarse Whisperer 73
David Milo Kirkham


Aftergrove 155
Scott Livingston

City Dog 156
David J. Passey


?A Question on My Mind?: Robert McCorkle?s 1844 Letter to Joseph Smith 81
Hal Robert Boyd and Susan Easton Black


Backyard Alchemy by Lance Larsen
Reviewed by Casualene Meyer 179

The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures by Nicholas Wade
Reviewed by Brian Jackson 182

Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America by Benjamin C. Pykles
Reviewed by Richard K. Talbot 188

The Journal of Mormon History

Winter 2011 Table of Contents


Hunting for Jefferson Hunt-William P. MacKinnon vii

Fascinating and Classic-Ken Driggs ix

Unmasking Another Hofmann Forgery-Richard E. Turley Jr and Brian D. Reeves x


Female Ritual Healing in Mormonism-Jonathan A. Stapley and Kristine Wright 1

Closing the Church College of New Zealand: A Case Study in Church Education Policy-Scott C. Esplin 86

The Moste Desert Lukking Plase I Ever Saw, Amen!? The ?Failed? 1873 Arizona Mission to the Little Colorado River-Kevin H. Folkman 115

Roundtable Discussion: Perspectives on Parley Pratt?s Autobiography-Introduction-Benjamin E. Park 151

A ?Truly Eventful Life?: Writing the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt-Matthew J. Grow 153

Parley Pratt?s Autobiography as Personal Restoration and Redemption-Benjamin E. Park 158

Parley Pratt?s Literary Impulse-Ryan G. Tobler 164

Persecution, Memory, and Mormon Identity in Parley Pratt?s Autobiography-David W. Grua 168

On the Poetics of Self-Knowledge: Poetry in Parley Pratt?s Autobiography-Joseph M. Spencer 173

The Conversion of Parley Pratt: Investigating the Patterns of Mormon Piety-Matthew Bowman 178

The Conjugal Relationships of Parley P. Pratt as Portrayed in His Autobiography-Cheryl L. Bruno 187

Parley Pratt and the Problem of Separating Latin and Anglo America-David C. Knowlton 194

Indians, Mestizos, and Parley P. Pratt?s Chilean Mission-Jared Tamez 200

Nineteenth-Century Missiology of the LDS Bedfordshire Conference Ronald E. Bartholomew 206


John Longhurst, Magnum Opus: The Building of the Schoenstein Organ at the Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City
Blair Dee Hodges 246

Roger P. Minert, In Harm?s Way: East German Latter-day Saints in World War II
Robert M. Hogge 250

William E. Lass, Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature?s Highway, 1819?1935
Larry E. Morris 254

Mark L. Grover, A Land of Promise and Prophecy: Elder A. Theodore Tuttle in South America, 1960?1965
Blair G. Van Dyke 263


Robert S. McPherson, Comb Ridge and Its People: The Ethnohistory of a Rock 269

Journal of Mormon History Spring 2011 Tentative Contents (not set in stone–what does not make the Spring issue would likely then go into a subsequent issue)


Alexander H. Smith: Remembering a Son of Joseph and Emma Smith
Ronald E. Romig

Mormon Women and the Problem of Historical Agency
Catherine A. Brekus

The Power and Form of Godliness:  Methodist Conversion Narratives and Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Christopher C. Jones

The Convert Bride and the Domestic Goddess: Refashioning Female Spirituality in Mormon Historical Films
Heather Bigley

Shaker Richard McNemar: The Earliest Book of Mormon Reviewer
Christian Goodwillie

The Seminary System on Trial: The 1978 Lanner v. Wimmer Lawsuit
Casey Paul Griffiths

Changing Portraits of the Elect Lady: Emma Smith in “Secular,” RLDS, and LDS Historiography, 1933?2005
Max Perry Mueller

Royal Skousen, ed. The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text
Brant A. Gardner

Gerald N. Lund. The Undaunted: The Miracle of the Hole-in-the-Rock Pioneers
Morris A. Thurston

Mary Jane Woodger, ed. Champion of Liberty: John Taylor
Kenneth L. Cannon II

Kevin L. Mortensen, comp. and ed. Witnessing the Hand of the Lord in the Dominican Republic
Jared T.amez

Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, and Steven C. Harper, eds. Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books, Facsimile Edition
John W. Welch and Dallin T. Morrow

Alexander L. Baugh, ed. Days Never to be Forgotten: Oliver Cowdery
M. Guy Bishop

Mary Jane Woodger and Joseph H. Groberg. From the Muddy River to the Ivory Tower: The Journey of George H. Brimhall
Gary James Bergera

Richard E. Bennett. We’ll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus, 1846?1848
Melvin L. Bashore

“I Would to God”: A Personal History of Isaac Haight, edited by Blanche Cox Clegg and Janet Burton Seegmiller
Richard E. Turley Jr.

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

You can see the table of contents for the latest issue of Dialogue here.


So, what did I miss? Anything stand out to you? Anything you’re particularly excited for?

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  1. Blogs About Mormons and Mormonism: List of Publications Critical of the Latter-day Saint Movement, Bloggernacle, Feminist Mormon Housewives

    Technically, the spell it Latter Day Saint movement, so maybe this book is focusing on how the Bloggernacle has discussed other LDS restoration movements aside from the Latter-day Saint movement! 😉

    Comment by BHodges — December 13, 2010 @ 11:11 am

  2. Thanks for the energy and effort in putting this together, Jared. It looks like a pretty strong year for books on Mormon history, and I’m especially encouraged by those that include Mormonism as part of a larger analysis and/or approach/present Mormonism in new ways. And aside from that article on JS’s first vision and Methodist conversion narratives, those first two volumes of JMH look great. It’ll be wonderful to see the PPP roundtable in print, and congrats to all of the JIers who are featured in that and the Spring issue.

    The Mormon Artists’ Group publication On Sunday was published a couple of years ago, but only a limited edition, high-quality version that cost $100. Last year they made it available as a PDF download for $5 or $10 (I don’t remember which), but it looks like that option is not available anymore. I’m thrilled they’ve decided to publish a paperback version—it’s really a worthwhile collection of personal essays that provides excellent source material for those interested in modern-day Mormon lived religion.

    It’s great to see Signature back in full force doing what (I think) they do best—documentary histories and primary sources. Hopefully Taysom’s collection of essays doesn’t get pushed back anymore than it already has been.

    U of U Press seems to be carving out a nice niche for itself by publishing important works on 20th century (and international) Mormonism.

    I’m intrigued by the USU volume on personal conversion and the Mormon folk tradition. Perhaps we can get Stan to review that when it comes out. Stan, what do you think?

    It’s nice to see OUP publish some books on Mormonism not authored by Teryl Givens (though his forthcoming books look great, too). Do you know anything about Cardell Jacobson and Lara Burton’s edited volume on modern polygamy? It looks like an important contribution, though I’m not familiar with all of the authors (esp. the social scientists in Part II of the book).

    The two volumes I’m most interested in and looking forward to are David Holland’s and Pat Mason’s. Really, really excited about those two.

    Comment by Christopher — December 13, 2010 @ 11:32 am

  3. What a bountiful banquet of beautiful books! Thanks for putting this together, Jared.

    A few thoughts:

    -It’s terrific to see Signature back in the full swing of things. That is a tantalizing lineup for the coming year.

    -Lots of great documentary sources. The JSP, Signature, the 2 books by Reid Neilson, and the documentary volume that Givens and Neilson are editing for Columbia Press should all be superb. Does anyone know if the second volume of MacKinnon’s At Sword’s Point will be out soon?

    -My gosh does Oxford have an outstanding lineup. Besides the forthcoming list they have announced which you list here, there is also Sam Brown’s book coming out later in the year, which promises to be foundational in understanding early Mormon thought. Similar to Illinois in the 80s and 90s–though with even more prestige–they are truly the flagship press for academic monographs on Mormonism.

    -2010 will be very stiff competition for MHA’s best book award. The monographs by Bagley and Bigler, Sam Brown, Pat Mason, Reid Neilson, the bio by Givens and Grow, and, hopefully later in the year, the long-awaited monograph from Fluhman all look tremendous.

    -I was on the fence about renewing my subscription to JMH, but the next two tables of contents pushed me over the edge. Superb articles by J & Kris, Catherine Brekus (whose Tanner lecture this was based on was extraordinary), and JI’s own Chris Jones and Max Mueller in just the first two issues!

    -Though I’m biased, I’m very happy to see the Perspectives on Parley Pratt’s Autobiography series finally in print. Lots of good stuff in there.

    Comment by Ben — December 13, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  4. Spoke too soon, as Chris already mentioned most of my points. Great minds, they say.

    Also, I meant to point to the number of superb compilation volumes coming out as well. A great forthcoming year all-around.

    Comment by Ben — December 13, 2010 @ 11:37 am

  5. Blogs About Mormons and Mormonism: List of Publications Critical of the Latter-day Saint Movement, Bloggernacle, Feminist Mormon Housewives (seriously?)

    If you want to shell out $25+ for a printed compilation of wikipedia articles on various subjects, Books LLC is the place to go.

    Comment by Justin — December 13, 2010 @ 11:37 am

  6. One more thing and then I’ll shut up: things seem like they will only continue to get better too, as 2012 and beyond promise highly-anticipated books from Reeve, Givens, Bushman, Ulrich, and Flake.

    Comment by Ben — December 13, 2010 @ 11:42 am

  7. John Whitmer Books
    Michael G. Reed, “Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo.” (forthcoming)

    Comment by Mike Reed — December 13, 2010 @ 11:43 am

  8. Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820?1844, edited by John W. Welch, in paperback for the first time.

    Sweet, this is a good way to introduce folks to some primary historical sources on things like JS’s first vision and the translation of the BoM (although BoM translation section is pretty incomplete).

    The folklore books from U of U look interesting to me. Also, congrats to the JI crew and others who are filling out the Winter 2011 JMH with Pratt stuff, that’s great, I remember following the original posts, etc.

    This looks pretty dog-gone comprehensive, Jared. I appreciate you taking the time to put it together.

    Comment by BHodges — December 13, 2010 @ 11:52 am

  9. Thanks, Justin. I just wanted to throw that one out there for fun. I think in the description it starts to mention Times and Seasons too. Ha.

    Thanks, Ben and Chris. I’ve already missed a few–of course Sam’s book and Neilson and Givens’ Columbia volume and Fluhman’s book.

    Chris, I don’t know anything else about the Modern Polygamy volume, but thanks for that extra info about On Sunday.

    Ben, Robert Clark didn’t mention it to me this time around, but last year Bill said he thought it would be a 2011 book. Hopefully he’ll come by and give us more info. At any rate, I neglected to put it on the list…

    Also Ben, remind me what the 2012 Bushman, Ulrich, and Flake books are.

    I’ll just add also that I am pleased with how well the JI and JI-affiliates are represented here 🙂

    Comment by Jared T — December 13, 2010 @ 11:52 am

  10. Thanks for the heads up, Mike. I’ll update the list later today with these additions.

    Thanks Blair. You have a review in that issue and Stapley an article–In reality, that’s the Bloggernacle issue of JMH 🙂

    Comment by Jared T — December 13, 2010 @ 11:56 am

  11. By “2012 and beyond,” I was referring to books that are currently in progress but which I have no idea what the actual timeline is. I.e., Bushman on the gold plates, Ulrich on faith and family in 19th century Mormon diaries, and Flake on Mormon marriage and gender.

    Comment by Ben — December 13, 2010 @ 11:57 am

  12. By the way, my own forthcoming book should be highly anticipated and acclaimed. It is called Facebook Posts About Mormons and Mormonism by Mormons and Former Mormons: List of Facebook Posters Critical of the Latter Day Saint Movement and What They Said, and Other Things That I Saw On Facebook, from Books LLC.

    Comment by BHodges — December 13, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

  13. Thanks Jared! Looks like Sam’s book through Oxford has already been mentioned, so I can’t think of anything else. I’m very excited about this lineup to say the least.

    Comment by Brett D. — December 13, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

  14. Yeah, this is great, Jared.

    Comment by David G. — December 13, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

  15. Is David Holland’s book the published version of his dissertation? Jordan?

    Blair #12: LOL.

    Comment by Jacob B. — December 13, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

  16. How can someone purchase the Diaries of Heber J Grant? (or J. Reuben Clark for that matter)? There is one copy on Amazon for $300.

    Comment by mmiles — December 13, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

  17. mmiles, call up Benchmark Books in SL.

    Comment by Jared T — December 13, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

  18. Thanks for the comprehensive list. I am particularly looking forward to Mason’s book on anti-Mormon sentiment in the Southern States Mission. (Well, as much as any person can look forward to a treatment of that subject.)

    And with that lineup in the winter edition of the JMH, and most notably the Stapley/Wright and Folkman articles, it looks like it’s time to bite the bullet and join the MHA. : )

    Comment by Researcher — December 13, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

  19. It’s well worth it, Researcher.

    Comment by Jared T — December 13, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

  20. The Divett volume appears to be a reprint of his 1981 volume with four pages of additional material. I have a copy as there isn’t much else written on medicine and Mormonism, but don’t hope for anything groundbreaking.

    Comment by J. Stapley — December 13, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  21. …also, I forgot to mention, excellent work Jared. Thank you.

    Comment by J. Stapley — December 13, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  22. …also some observations:

    1) I know MMM was a financial windfall; however, I hope OUP doesn’t experience Mormon fatigue with all the forthcoming titles.

    2) Reid Neilson. Is this what happens when you get research assistants, or does the guy not sleep?

    Comment by J. Stapley — December 13, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

  23. Thanks for the added info about Divett.

    I don’t know how people like him and Terryl do it. One thing’s for sure, whenever I see him he always looks relaxed. Haha.

    Going along with what others have said, I’m pretty excited for the OUP books. It’s early, but I am optimistic that OUP won’t be experiencing fatigue, especially as the books do well and garner positive attention. In that group I’m especially interested in Paul’s, though it’s a little farther out. I’ve heard him present some of his material and it’s fascinating stuff.

    I have the Clayton Nauvoo Journals, but I haven’t had a chance to take a look to see what’s new. I’ve only flipped through the Grant Journals, but they look pretty fascinating. Grant appears to have been a very detailed and frank diarist. I’ve looked at some of the excerpts on the New Mormon Studies DVDs, but I don’t know how much comes off there and what might come from the Quinn collection.

    I wonder too, since sources for this information would likely be limited, if a significant amount was lifted from the New Mormon Studies DVD, would that not constitute some sort of infringement? Again, I’m not sure if a significant amount comes from there, but just thinking out loud. One unfortunate thing there is that there is no indication of which repository each entry came from.

    Comment by Jared T — December 13, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

  24. I bought the Grant journals. It looks like significant portions of it were taken from the New Mormon Studies DVD and then they added everything from Quinn’s papers and the Kenney papers. I’ve used quite a few entries for my thesis. Well worth the purchase, though I wish they were a bit cheaper. I’d love to get the JRC journals, but can’t justify it.

    Comment by Brett D. — December 14, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  25. Cool, Brett. I’m glad to hear it was useful.

    I just got word that Lyndon Cook has been looking to publish a Navuoo era Brigham Young journal, but when it will be released is still unclear. Here’s hoping.

    Comment by Jared T — December 14, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

  26. Great work, Jared. Thank you.

    Comment by Ryan T — December 15, 2010 @ 1:40 am

  27. Does anyone know if the second volume of MacKinnon?s At Sword?s Point will be out soon?

    According to Will Bagley: “I told Bill I’d like to see it out in 2012, and he agreed.”

    Comment by BHodges — December 16, 2010 @ 9:47 am

  28. Any word on if Signature is going to update the New Mormon Studies DVD, and if the pricing is going to get any better? $100.00 is a bit steep, eh?

    Comment by brandt — December 16, 2010 @ 11:39 am

  29. Thanks, Blair.

    Brandt, they just released an updated version last year. Being that it had been 11 years since the first version, I doubt they’ll be updating any time soon. Considering how much you get on that, I don’t think the price is too steep.

    Comment by Jared T — December 16, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

  30. Also, Bagley says Vol. XIII of Kingdom In The West series, Playing with Shadows: Voices of Dissent in the Mormon West, edited by Polly Aird, Jeffery A. Nichols, and Will Bagley, is currently being copy edited and should be out sometime in the fall.

    Comment by BHodges — December 16, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

  31. Thanks, B.H.

    Comment by Jared T — December 16, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

  32. I’ve neglected an important book, Sam Brown’s book on Mormon death culture, expected through Oxford Press in November, 2011, formally entitled, In Heaven As It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death. I’m really excited for this one.

    Comment by Jared T — January 10, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

  33. I know plans for the book were mentioned in the preface of Massacre at Mountain Meadows, but I hadn’t noticed before today that the sequel is now official: http://mountainmeadowsmassacre.org/news/sequel (saying Turley is now under contract for the sequel).

    Comment by Craig M. — January 21, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

  34. Thanks for pointing that out, Craig. I’m glad to hear the effort is continuing.

    Comment by Jared T. — January 21, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  35. Just in case BHodges’ sarcasm about Books LLC isn’t clear, the company collects materials from the public domain and uses computer algorithms to compile material into book-length products.

    Wikipedia’s license allows them to include their material in books, as I understand it.

    Facebook, on the other hand, doesn’t allow republication of material found there without permission of the individual authors — so the Facebook book BHodges mentioned isn’t going to happen.

    Comment by Kent Larsen — February 21, 2011 @ 9:59 pm


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