Full Title: The Mormon Menace: Being the Confession of John Doyle Lee Danite an Official Assassin of the Mormon Church Under the Late Brigham Young
Author: John Doyle Lee
Home Protection Publishing Co., NY, 1905; Cloth; 368pp; Dark green cloth boards, gilt lettering to front & spine, hinges professionally repaired, small stain on cover, text unmarked, Good+ condition.
Autobiography of John Doyle Lee written in prison after he was sentenced to death for the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 in which Mormon assassins murdered a band of non-Mormon emigrants on their way through Utah to California. Includes detailed descriptions of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, the early Mormon Church in Missouri & Illinois, the practice of plural marriage (polygamy), & the Mormons' violent struggles with non-Mormons. Introduction by Alfred Henry Lewis. 5 illustrations.