A Historian in Zion

by R. Mark Melville, Reid L. Neilson

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The Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, first published in 1938 by the Deseret News Press in Salt Lake City, Utah, tells the personal story of a Danish Mormon convert who eventually served as Assistant Church Historian of the LDS Church over forty years. The author mined his voluminous personal journals and assembled Church records to tell the story of the Restoration and the Church since the 1850s, when he arrived in Utah as a European immigrant. Through Jenson's synthesized research, writing, and reflections, readers come away with deeper appreciation for the men and women whose lives constitute Mormon history. Jenson told their stories together with his life experiences, creating an important window into the Mormon past.

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PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2016
Size7 x 10

About the Authors

R. Mark Melville

R. Mark Melville has a bachelor's degree in English linguistics, with minors in editing and geology, from Brigham Young University. He was an editorial assistant at BYU Studies before working for the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Reid L. Neilson

Reid L. Neilson was appointed Assistant Church Historian and Recorder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2015. He has also served as managing director of the Church History Department since 2010. A native of Orange County, California, Neilson received a bachelor's and two master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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