11 August 2012

Shot in the Heart

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, 2003, Excerpts

“My mother was born into a world of early twentieth-century Mormon Utah – a place that, in many respects, was dramatically different from the America that surrounded it. The Mormons had long possessed a strong and spectacular sense of otherness and unity: The saw themselves not only as God’s modern chosen people, but also as a people whose faith and identity had been forged by a long and bloody history, and by outright banishment. They were a people apart – a people with its own myths and purposes, and with a history of astonishing violence.” Mikal Gilmore, Shot in the Heart.

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