Brigham Young: Sovereign in AmericaNew York
Brigham Young: Sovereign in America
Mason's biography of Young is a scant 145 pages, followed by a section of eight relevant historical documents. The idea behind the Routledge series is that these biographies are to be concise enough for use by college professors as supplemental texts for their American history courses but complete enough to give students a thorough introduction to each subject's life. This is also the reason why the books in this series are available in paperback with a list price of $34.95. But I would caution readers not to judge this book by its cover (or its cover price). In the context of the series' intent, I found that Mason's treatment of Brigham Young succeeded surprisingly well. Even after reading Turner's more comprehensive biography, I still gleaned new information and fresh insights from the Routledge publication.