Brigham Young at Home Author:Clarissa Young Spencer FROM THE BOOK JACKET--Around the name of Brigham Young are formed pictures of pioneering, empire building, colonization beyond the American frontier; pictures of winTer camps of exiles in Iowa more than a century ago, of covered wagons on the trail, of ox teams, Indians, pictures of a transplanted civiliation 1,000 miles removed from the nearest... more » American outpost.
A distinctive, heroic character emerges out of such setting. The raison d'etre of this book is that it floods the character of Brigham Young with a new light--the man at home with his wives and children.
Here one sees the affection of a strong man for his large family and the action and interaction of the interesting personalities of the wives and children.
The amusing and gay, and the serious and grave situations, typical of any family are present here, as one may expect, in the plural. With one of the alert, intelligent and lively Young children as the eye witness and participant, giving a play-by-play story of life with father, the reader is treated as though he has a seat in the family box at the theater wathing the drama unfold of BIGHAM YOUNG AT HOME.« less