In 1839, persecuted Mormons fled Missouri, across the Mississippi River, seeking freedom from violence They hoped to find a safe haven on the banks of the river in an Illinois city that they called Nauvoo, the city beautiful.The Mormons did not flourish for long in Nauvoo In neighboring cities some grew resentful of the prosperity that Joseph Smith and his people were enjoying Religious misconceptions further fueled hostility toward the Mormons Would the oft persecuted Mormons have to flee their city beautiful Through poignant writing and photographs of Nauvoo today, Raymond Bial tells the story of the city that many Mormons consider to be the wellspring of their religion....
|Title||:||Nauvoo: Mormon City on the Mississippi River|
|Publisher||:||HMH Books for Young Readers October 30, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||871 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Nauvoo: Mormon City on the Mississippi River Reviews
Purchased it through BYU Studies recommendation . . .not as impressed with photos as I thought I would be
The photos are great, the information is concise and well balanced. Maps, statues, closeup photos of details of daily living in The New Zion all bring this past chapter of Mormon history to today's kids in an appealing and nonreligious volume. As a result of the splendid photography which has NO people in any of the shots, you get the feeling that the Nauvoo abandonment was at a great price. The exodus in February 1846 is well told, and the book's testimony to the well-built quality of Nauvoo make their exile even more poignant.
The photographs in this book are beautifully done, though as noted in an editorial review above, one is mis-labeled (which is a pretty big oversight for a book that is supposed to be a "photo-essay"). The history in the book is very sloppy, especially the details surrounding the death of Joseph Smith. The book is written from an extremely biased pro-LDS viewpoint (The Mormons are good, everyone else is bad). But even LDS (Latter-Day Saints, ie. Mormons) might find the book a little too much when it talks about the temple rituals and Joseph's polygamy. If you are an LDS buyer and you can purchase this book for a reasonable amount, you may enjoy it. I cannot recommend this book to non-LDS, especially children.