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THE CHURCH THROUGH THE YEARS

by Richard P. Howard

Volume 1 covers the period to 1860; Volume 2 covers the Reorganization.

These books of history explore the stories behind the story of the Latter Day Saint movement. As the research progressed, it became clear that I could not tell the history as a story. This was because new sources and fresh interpretations of old sources made any new history quite disjunctive at some points with previous understandings.

The resulting manuscript took on the character of essays on various aspects of Church history, rather than a story told in either narrative or chronological sequence. So it was that my one-volume history grew into two volumes.