Book Reviews on Mormon Polygamy

In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith

In this definitive book, Mormon scholar Todd Compton offers a calmly crafted, thoroughly documented look at Joseph Smith's practice of polygamy.

Mary Mackert, The Sixth of Seven Wives: Escape from Modern Day Polygamy

Mary Mackert’s story of being a polygamous wife.

In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith

In this definitive book, Mormon scholar Todd Compton offers a calmly crafted, thoroughly documented look at Joseph Smith's practice of polygamy.

Linda King Newell & Valeen Tippets Avery, Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith

Joseph Smith's sexual involvement with girls as young as 14 has been carefully documented by contemporary Mormon historians Linda King Newell & Valeen Tippetts Avery in this award-winning book.

An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries & Journals of Joseph Smith

Joseph's teaching regarding women and the priesthood, the Word of Wisdom, celestial marriage and other matters — without the "faith-promoting" veneer.