Joseph Smith's Polygamy heavily cited in new essay on early Mormon plural marriage October 23 2014

by Brian Hales
Hardcover, 638 pages*
ISBN 978-1-58958-189-0 just published a new essay on the origins of polygamy in the LDS Church and Joseph Smith's implementation of the practice. The essay is exceptionally candid and forthright in dealing with the difficult questions surrounding the origins of LDS plural marriage, and routinely cites Brian Hales's groundbreaking research and thorough analysis of the subject, contained in his 3-volume Joseph Smith's Polygamy

For those interested in Hales's work but who might prefer to engage it in more abbreviated form, Kofford Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a single-volume paperback, summarizing the research of the three volumes, co-authored by Hales and his wife Laura: Joseph Smith and Nauvoo Polygamy: Separating Fact from Fiction.

*This title is also available in ebook for the Amazon Kindle (Part APart B), Barnes and Noble Nook (Part APart B), Apple iDevices (Part A,Part B), and Kobo eReader (Part APart B).

Brian C. Hales, board-certified anesthesiologist in Layton, Utah, graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in biology and from the University of Utah, College of Medicine. This book is his seventh. His Modern Polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism: The Generations after the Manifesto (Salt Lake City: Kofford Books, 2007) was awarded the “Best Book of 2007” prize from the John Whitmer Historical Association. He authored Setting the Record Straight: Mormon Fundamentalism (2008) and The Priesthood of Modern Polygamy: An LDS Perspective (1992). Hales has published articles in Mormon Historical Studies, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, and the Journal of Mormon History. He also contributed a chapter to he Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy, edited by Newell Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster (2010). He is the father of four adult children.