The king of confidence : a tale of utopian dreamers, frontier schemers, true believers, false prophets, and the murder of an American monarch
- 921 S8972H (CEN, OSH)
- H 921 S8972H (CEN)
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2020.
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.