Orrin Porter Rockwell

Man of God, Son of Thunder (Revised Second Edition)


Harold Schindler. Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man of God, Son of Thunder. Revised Second Edition.
Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1983. xvi; 417 pp. $25.00.

Note: Thomas G. Alexander reviewed the first edition of this book. You can find that review here, published in BYU Studies 8:1.

He is still bigger than life, and at stage center. Orrin Porter Rockwell, acting in his many roles-as distant relative of Joseph Smith, one of the first converts to Mormonism, feared ”Danite Chieftain,” bartender, bodyguard, accused assassin of two handfuls of men (and women), Indian fighter, herdsman, guerrilla, mail rider, innkeeper, lawman, army scout, temple worker, barroom brawler, and missionary springs to life once more in Harold Schindler’s excellent revision of his 1966 biography of Porter Rockwell.


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