No Man Knows My History
The Life of Joseph Smith
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The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of photos. Map.
Vintage, 9780679730545, 576pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 1995
About the Author
Fawn M. Brodie (1915–1981), raised in Utah, was a biographer and history professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was the author of five biographies, four of which incorporate Freudian psychology, including No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South, and her bestseller, Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History.