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William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet
William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet
Author Kyle R. Walker
Sandy, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, Incorporated, 2015

William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet

Reviewer Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Kyle R. Walker is a faculty member at BYU–Idaho and is the editor of United by Faith: The Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family (2005) and the author of The Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family: A Family Process Analysis of a Nineteenth-Century Household (2002), part of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute and BYU Studies Dissertations in Latter-day Saint History series. Additionally, Walker is the author a BYU Studies article, "Katharine Smith Salisbury's Recollections of Joseph's Meetings with Moroni" (41, no. 3:4–17). With Walker's interest in the Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith family, it is not surprising that he has turned his attention to William B. Smith, one of the Prophet Joseph Smith's younger brothers, in his latest book project. Walker seeks here to challenge the status quo, so he has provided a comprehensive biography of William, useful for historians but intended primarily for nonspecialists.