Update: See end of list for Signature Book’s 2010 list of forthcoming titles.
Last year I put together, with help from a number of publishers, a list of forthcoming and recently published books on Mormon History. Most of those books highlighted last November 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. I wasn’t able to be as comprehensive as last time, but there are still some neat things on the horizon that I was able to find, and maybe I’ll be able to do a follow up post. For now, I’m sure I missed some titles, so if you know of others, please leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.
Arthur H. Clark
The Nauvoo Legion in Illinois by Richard E. Bennett, et al. (Forthcoming May 2010)
Gettysburg to Great Salt Lake: George R. Maxwell, Civil War Hero and Federal Marshall Among the Mormons by John Gary Maxwell (Forthcoming April 2010)
Bill MacKinnon mentioned that At Sword’s Point, Part 2 will be completed in 2010, but likely not published until 2011.
BYU Religious Studies Center
Days Never to be Forgotten: Oliver Cowdery, edited by Alexander Baugh
Champion of Liberty: John Taylor, edited by Mary Jane Woodger
The Colonia Juarez Temple: A Prophet’s Inspiration by Richard O. Cowan and Virginia Hatch Romney
In Harm’s Way: East German Latter-day Saints in World Ward II by Roger P. Minert (Forthcoming) Recently released
Wayward Saints: The Social and Religious Protests of the Godbeites against Brigham Young (Reprint), by Ronald W. Walker
Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Andrew Jensen and David H. Morris Collections, edited by Richard E. Turley and Ronald W. Walker
Oxford University Press
The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction by Terryl Givens
Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Guide by Grant Hardy (Forthcoming March 2010)
Additionally, Matt Grow and Terryl Givens are working on a biography of Parley P. Pratt entitled Parley Parker Pratt: The St. Paul of Mormonism. It has been projected for late 2010, but it may end up being a 2011 production.
Utah State University Press
Utah in the Twentieth Century, edited by Brian Q. Cannon and Jessie Embry
The Mormon Passage of George D. Watt: First British Convert, Scribe for Zion, by Ronald G. Watt (Forthcoming 2009) Released.
Post Manifesto Polygamy: The 1899-1904 Correspondence of Helen, Owen and Avery Woodruff, edited by Lu Ann Faylor Snyder and Phillip A. Snyder
Peculiar Portrayals: Mormons on the Page, Stage, and Screen, edited by Mark T. Decker and Michael Austin (Forthcoming May 2010)
Paul Reeve and Mike van Wagenen, eds., Between Pulpit and Pew: Mormon Encounters with the Paranormal (Forthcoming 2010)
The Complete Brigham Young Discourses, 5 Volumes, Edited by Richard Van Wagoner
Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia, edited by W. Paul Reeve and Ardis Parshall (Forthcoming)
Harvard University Press
On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape (Paperback Edition) by Jared Farmer (Forthcoming April 2010)
Cedar Fort, Inc. (I cannot vouch for the quality of these publications, but I’ve listed them here just FYI)
Far West, Missouri: It Shall Be Called Most Holy by Janet and Dan Lisonbee (Forthcoming 2010)
Bodyguard to the Prophet by Larry Mullins (Forthcoming 2010)
Mere Mormonism: Defense of Mormon Theology by Ronald Zollinger (Forthcoming 2010)
The University of Nebraska Press
Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America by Benjamin Pykles (See also Page 47 of the UNP Catalog) (Forthcoming)
The University of Missouri Press
The Missouri Mormon Experience, Edited by Thomas M. Spencer (Forthcoming)
Kiss it Goodbye: The Mystery, the Mormon, and the Moral of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates by John Moody (Forthcoming)
Greg Kofford Books
–Hearken O Ye People: The Historical Setting of Joseph Smith’s Ohio Revelations by Mark L. Staker (Soon…for real this time 🙂 )
-A reprint of Andrew Jenson’s LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (still forthcoming)
– The Development of Mormon Theology by Charles Harrell (forthcoming)
University of Utah Press
Amasa Mason Lyman: Mormon Apostle and Apostate, A Study in Dedication by Edward Leo Lyman
At Rest in Zion: The Archaeology of Salt Lake City’s First Pioneer Cemetery by Shane A. Baker (Forthcoming February 2010)
Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901-1924 by Reid L. Neilson (Forthcoming 2009)
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 (Forthcoming 2009)
On The Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout, 1844-1889 (Paperback edition) edited by Juanita Brooks
The Autobiography of Hosea Stout edited by Reed A. Stout, Revised by Stephen L. Prince
The Church Historian’s Press
The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations (Facsimile Edition)
The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 1 (Forthcoming, 2010) [The JSP website says these two books are forthcoming in 2010, though I’ve heard from other sources that this may be optimistic with the History volume being more likely to arrive in 2010]
The Joseph Smith Papers, History, Volume 1 (Forthcoming, 2010)
Yale University Press
The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text, edited by Royal Skousen
John Whitmer Books
Strangites: The Great Lakes Mormon Experience, edited by John Hamer and Vickie Speek (Forthcoming)
Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of the Twelve, edited by William Shepard and H. Michael Marquardt (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)
I know that a volume of collected essays on polygamy is in the works, as well as Hanging by a Thread: and the White Horse Prophecy by Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster.
One Eternal Round by Hugh Nibley (Forthcoming, 2010–It has been said that release of this book will coincide with Nibley’s 100th birthday)
Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Volume 6 by Royal Skousen
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
When the Saints Came Marching In: A History of the Latter-day Saints in St. Louis by Fred Woods and Thomas Farmer
Southern Utah University Press
“I Would to God:” A Personal History of Isaac Haight by Caroline Woolley.
Globe Pequot Press
A History of the B. H. Roberts Family by Richard C. Roberts
Eborn Books will also publish the newest found manuscript of William E. McLellin with Harvard Heath as editor, though I do not have any info on timetable. Also on deck is the Lorenzo Snow Prison diary and also I’ve heard of a Wilford Woodruff autobiography that Eborn is hoping to publish. There is one other manuscript in the works, but the editor chosen not to make it public yet, so I’ll wait until that’s the case.
Digital Legend Press
Historia de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias en Bolivia by Nestor Curbelo
Megan Sanborg Jones, Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama.
The Mormon History Association
The Fall 2009 issue (35:4) just arrived in the mail. I will be providing a review later in the week.
Lengthen Your Stride: The Presidency of Spencer W. Kimball, Working Draft, by Edward L. Kimball (forthcoming December 2009) Released.
Wow, talk about Christmas list 🙂 There’s a book here for all occasions at least. Happy reading!
Signature Books [New Website]
New Mormon Studies CD-ROM, 2009 Edition (Forthcoming) Released.
Her Side of It. Marilyn Bushman-Carlton. 100 pp., paperback, $16.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-208-7. April 2010
A Sense of Order. Jack Harrell. 300 pp., hardback, $26.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-209-4. May 2010
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. July 2010
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. September 2010
Dimensions of Faith: A Mormon Studies Reader. Stephen C. Taysom, editor. 500 pp., paperback, $28.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-212-4. October 2010
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. December 2010
The Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes. John S. Dinger, editor. 500 pp., hardback, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-214-8. February 2011.
The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston. Victoria D. Burgess. 300 pp., hardback, $32.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-215-5. March 2011.
The Amazing Colossal Apostle the Search for the Historical Paul. Robert M. Price. 450 pp., paperback, $28.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-216-2. April 2011.