David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

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David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
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Author Gregory Prince and Wm. Robert Wright
Country United States
Language English
Subject David O. McKay
Genre Biography
Publisher University of Utah Press
Publication date
2005
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 490
ISBN 0-87480-822-7
OCLC 57311904
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, the 2005 Evans Handcart Award from the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University, and the Best Utah History Book award from the Utah State Historical Society.[1][2][3][4]

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.

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  1. ^ "MHA Awards" (PDF). Mormon History Association. 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Previous Winners - Evans Biography Award" (PDF). Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: WRIGHT, WILLIAM". Deseret News. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  4. ^ "David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism :: University Press Catalog". The University of Utah Press. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 

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