The Journey West The Pioneer Journals of Horace K. Whitney with Insights from Helen Mar Kimball Whit (Hardcover)*
Author: Edited by Richard E. Bennett
Product Description: How did a young newlywed couple experience the Mormon pioneer trek west? Read the first combined husband-andwife account of the pioneer trek in The Journey West. The six unpublished journals rank among the great Mormon exodus journals. They were written by Horace K. Whitney, son of Newel K. and Elizabeth Whitney, with reminiscences and insights from Helen Mar Kimball, daughter of Heber C. and Vilate Kimball. One of Helen’s greatest contributions was to share a woman’s perspective and complement her husband’s perspectives in so many faith-building ways. The book has been richly illustrated and annotated and includes a glossary of people to provide historical context. This is a remarkable story, with few parallels in the history of the Church. It’s a story of triumph over trials.
About Author: Richard E. Bennett is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the faculty of BYU, Bennett was the head of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba from 1978 to 1997. He is currently the Church history editor for BYU Studies and was previously associate editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. Bennett served as president of the Mormon History Association. Bennett is the author of The Nauvoo Legion in Illinois: A History of the Mormon Militia, 1841–1846; We’ll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus, 1846–1848; and Mormons at the Missouri, 1846– 1852. Bennett has a PhD in United States intellectual history from Wayne State University. Bennett is a native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Texas from 1967 to 1969.
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