By Todd M. Compton
A Frontier Life presents a wealthy narrative that fleshes out an image of a occasionally vilified determine, relatively in regard to his connection to the notorious Mountain Meadows bloodbath, the place Compton presents nuanced dialogue clarifying Hamblin’s post-massacre role—he was once now not current on the bloodbath, yet stated on it to either Brigham younger and army investigators. Compton’s engagement with Mormon historiography and former Hamblin portrayals will make this paintings of specific curiosity to either students and scholars. The informal reader will get pleasure from studying of a real pioneer who lived existence on the geographical, cultural, and religious barriers of his period. This dramatic, pleasing biography is a very major contribution to Mormon history.
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A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary by Todd M. Compton