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The king of confidence : a tale of utopian dreamers, frontier schemers, true believers, false prophets, and the murder of an American monarch

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  • 921 S8972H (CEN, OSH)
  • H 921 S8972H (CEN)

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Little Brown and Company, 2020.

Physical Description

ix, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


In 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed atheist, converted to a burgeoning religious movement known as Mormonism, persuaded hundreds to follow him to Lake Michigan, and declared himself a divine king. This book presents an account of one of the country's boldest con men and the boisterous era that allowed him to thrive.

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