The Journey West

by Richard E. Bennett

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How did a young newlywed couple experience the Mormon pioneer trek west? Read the first combined husband-and-wife account of the pioneer trek in The Journey West. The six unpublished journals rank among the great Mormon exodus journals. They were written by Horace K. Whitney, son of Newel K. and Elizabeth Whitney, with reminiscences and insights from Helen Mar Kimball, daughter of Heber C. and Vilate Kimball. One of Helen's greatest contributions was to share a woman's perspective and complement her husband's perspectives in so many faith-building ways. The book has been richly illustrated an annotated and includes a glossary of people to provide historical context. This is a remarkable story, with fe parallels in the history of the Church. It's a story of triumph over trials.

Product Details

Pages528
Size7 x 10
ISBN9781944394349
PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2018

About the Author

Richard E. Bennett

Richard E. Bennett is a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He has served both as an associate dean of Religious Education and as chair of the department of Church History and Doctrine. Born in Ontario, Canada, he holds a PhD in American intellectual history from Wayne State University. before joining the BYU faculty in 1997, he was head of the department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba for twenty years. He is the author of a number of books, including School of the Prophet; Mormons at the Missouri; and We'll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus. He and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of five children.

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New Insight into the Pioneer Trek
By , Submitted on 2018-07-25

Highly recommended! Although I have read dozens of accounts of the pioneer trek west, this book offers many new perspectives on the stay at Winter Quarters and the pioneer trek west. Award-winning historian Richard E. Bennett has created the first husband-and-wife account of the journey, as shared by Horace K. Whitney, son of Newel K. and Elizabeth Whitney, along with insights from Helen Mar Kimball, daughter of Heber C. and Vilate Kimball. The book is enriched with masterful maps and rare images.

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