Spencer Fluhman will never forget the summer of 1999. The 26-year-old college student was a participant in one of the first summer seminars ever conducted by Richard Bushman, the noted Columbia University historian and biographer of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Continue reading “New book out of BYU celebrates legacy of ‘disciple-scholar’ Richard Bushman”
SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often, a talented writer will discover a story lost to history with tremendous application for today. Such is the case with Yale University historian Joanne Freeman and her latest book. Continue reading “Think Congress is bad now? New book charts their fist fights, duels — even biting — in pre-Civil War years”
Devery Anderson is the marketing manager for Signature Books and the author/editor of several books, including the forthcoming “Salt Lake School of the Prophets: 1867-1883” (Signature Books, 2018). Continue reading “10 questions with Devery Anderson”
I recently had the privilege to interview Yale University historian and Backstory Radio cohost, Joanne Freeman. Her new book, “The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War” is being released today. Continue reading “10 questions with Joanne Freeman”
SALT LAKE CITY — Barbara Jones Brown has a well-earned reputation as a gifted historian and writer, but her relationship with history had a rough beginning. Continue reading “Meet the Mormon History Association’s new executive director”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is publishing a new official history in four volumes. The first volume, “Saints: The Standard of Truth: 1815-1846” is being released today.
Matt Grow, Director of the Church’s Publications Division and volume editor for “Saints” joins FromtheDesk.org for an exclusive interview. Continue reading “‘Saints’ editor discusses new history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
Barbara Jones Brown began her tenure as the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association on May 1, 2018. Several of the historians she considers mentors have shared a few thoughts for an upcoming feature in the Deseret News.
The full text of comments by Rick Turley, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Bob Goldberg are available here. Continue reading “Historians comment on Mormon History Association and Barbara Jones Brown”
I recently had the privilege to interview Barbara Jones Brown. She is the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association. Continue reading “10 questions with Barbara Jones Brown”
The US government pays millions of dollars in extra taxes because of bad grammar. Rappers use commas to prove copyright infringement. Strippers get into the action at a Texas high school. Even Tom Selleck’s mustache makes an appearance. Continue reading “10 controversies caused by commas”