A friend of Joseph Smith's since childhood and later his bodyguard, Porter saved the life of the Prophet more than once. Porter also served as a bodyguard to Brigham Young and helped guide the first pioneers across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. He became a legend as a frontiersman, a marksman, and a man of iron nerve. And though may outsiders characterized Porter Rockwell as a notorious, vengeful murderer, those who knew him saw him as a protector, a miraculous healer, and a loyal friend.
By DEEANNA, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I enjoyed the relaxed writing style. I found the authors allowed me to decide about Porter and his actions by an unbiased presentation of the facts.
I enjoyed seeing Our Prophet Joseph Smith through Porter's eyes and the History of the Church.
Thank you for wrting this.
By Carol, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Porter is of legend status in L.D.S. history. I found the authors to have written a book that people of many ages can enjoy reading.
By darwin, Submitted on 2015-02-25
The title is exciting. Good cover. But, this was the hardest book to get through. Lots of grammar mistakes. It read like the book was written in just a week or two. I would like to see the book rewritten by a professional author.
By Rachelle, Submitted on 2015-02-25
From my personal knowledge of church history, I noticed some inconsistencies with dates, etc. Some typos but minor. Wonderful insights into Rockwell's interesting life stories.
By Patty, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book was a fast read, stories that have been written in other books. A great fan of Rockwell but this was disappointing, was hoping for new stories.