David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
|Author||Gregory Prince and William Robert Wright|
|Subject||David O. McKay|
|Publisher||University of Utah Press|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|289.3/092 B 22|
|LC Class||BX8695.M27 P75 2005|
David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is the first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, Gregory Prince and William Robert Wright. Prince and Wright's biography received the Mormon History Association's 2005 Best Biography award and the 2005 Evans Handcart Award from the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University.
Based largely on an extensive body of records gathered and maintained by McKay's longtime secretary, Clare Middlemiss, the book focuses on the years of McKay's presidency, during which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faced the challenges of worldwide growth in an age of communism, the American Civil Rights Movement, and ecumenism.
- Prince, Gregory and Wright, Wm. Robert. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, UT, 2005. ISBN 0-87480-822-7.
- Book's information from the University of Utah Press
- Book review by James B. Allen in BYU Studies
- Book review by Randi Jones Walker in Church History
- Book review by Julie M. Smith at Times & Seasons
- Discussion on the book with Greg Prince at Times & Seasons
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