David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
|Author||Gregory Prince and Wm. 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, 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.
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.
- "MHA Awards" (PDF). Mormon History Association. 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- "Previous Winners - Evans Biography Award" (PDF). Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- "Obituary: WRIGHT, WILLIAM". Deseret News. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
- "David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism :: University Press Catalog". The University of Utah Press. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
- 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
|This article related to a book about the Latter Day Saint movement is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|