Fifty Years In Polygamy


Fifty Years In Polygamy
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Fifty Years In Polygamy


Fifty Years In Polygamy
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Author : Kristyn Decker
language : en
Publisher: Synergy Books Publishing
Release Date : 2013-12-25

Fifty Years In Polygamy written by Kristyn Decker and has been published by Synergy Books Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-12-25 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


Fifty Years in Polygamy is the personal history of Kristyn Decker, the daughter of a polygamist prophet. Within, she reveals a rare, uncensored, firsthand account of the inner workings of a Utah-based polygamist sect whose members today include high-profile reality television stars. Her gripping narrative describes the rampant anguish and abuse behind the happy faces that polygamist women present in public. Fifty Years in Polygamy is Kristyn�s inspiring journey; Kristyn challenges the common misconception that polygamy is simply a harmless lifestyle choice. "For many, it is like modern-day slavery," she says.



Keep Sweet


Keep Sweet
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Author : Debbie Palmer
language : en
Publisher: Lister, B.C. : Dave's Press
Release Date : 2004

Keep Sweet written by Debbie Palmer and has been published by Lister, B.C. : Dave's Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2004 with Biography & Autobiography categories.




Love Times Three


Love Times Three
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Author : Mr. Joe Darger
language : en
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date : 2011-09-13

Love Times Three written by Mr. Joe Darger and has been published by Harper Collins this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-09-13 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


From a familythat inspired Big Love’s story of Bill Henricksonand his three wives, this first-ever memoir of a polygamous family captures theextraordinary workings of a unique family dynamic, and argues forthe acceptance of plural marriage as an alternative lifestyle. Readers ofCarolyn Jessop’s Escape, Elissa Wall’s StolenInnocence, and James McGreevey’s Confession,as well as fans of shows like Big Love and Sister Wives, will beenthralled by the first groundbreaking book in praise of polygamy.



Breaking Free


Breaking Free
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Author : Rachel Jeffs
language : en
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date : 2017-11-14

Breaking Free written by Rachel Jeffs and has been published by HarperCollins this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-11-14 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.



The Polygamist S Daughter


The Polygamist S Daughter
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Author : Anna LeBaron
language : en
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Release Date : 2017

The Polygamist S Daughter written by Anna LeBaron and has been published by Tyndale House Publishers this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


A memoir from "Anna LeBaron, daughter of the ... polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil's criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear--and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist's daughter?"--Back cover.



Solemn Covenant


Solemn Covenant
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Author : B. Carmon Hardy
language : en
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 1992

Solemn Covenant written by B. Carmon Hardy and has been published by University of Illinois Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1992 with Latter Day Saint churches categories.


In his famous Manifesto of 1890, Mormon church president Wilford Woodruff called for an end to the more than fifty-year practice of polygamy. Fifteen years later, two men were dramatically expelled from the Quorum of Twelve Apostles for having taken post-Manifesto plural wives and encouraged the step by others. Evidence reveals, however, that hundreds of Mormons (including several apostles) were given approval to enter such relationships after they supposedly were banned. Why would Mormon leaders endanger agreements allowing Utah to become a state and risk their church's reputation by engaging in such activities--all the while denying the fact to the world? This book seeks to find the answer through a review of the Mormon polygamous experience from its beginnings. In the course of national debate over polygamy, Americans generally were unbending in their allegiance to monogamy. Solemn Covenant provides the most careful examination ever undertaken of Mormon theological, social, and biological defenses of "the principle". Although polygamy was never a way of life for the majority of Latter-day Saints in the nineteenth century, Carmon Hardy contends that plural marriage enjoyed a more important place in the Saints' restorationist vision than most historians have allowed. Many Mormons considered polygamy a prescription for health, an antidote for immorality, and a key to better government. Despite intense pressure from the nation to end the experiment, because of their belief in its importance and gifts, polygamy endured as an approved arrangement among church members well into the twentieth century. Hardy demonstrates how Woodruff's Manifesto of 1890 evolved from a tactic to preservepolygamy into a revelation now used to prohibit it. Solemn Covenant examines the halting passage followed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it transformed itself into one of America's most vigilant champions of the monogamous way.



Shattered Dreams


Shattered Dreams
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Author : Irene Spencer
language : en
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date : 2012-01-19

Shattered Dreams written by Irene Spencer and has been published by Hachette UK this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2012-01-19 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


Irene Spencer grew up in a fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village in Arizona. The thirteenth of thirty-one children, she grew up in abject poverty and isolation, and was taught that she should never question the church leaders. Her mother, unable to cope, left her children and three 'sister-wives' with her abusive husband. Desperate to escape her violent home, and believing she had no choice but to live by 'the Principle', at sixteen Irene found herself in a plural marriage, sharing her husband with her half sister. When the government raided her village, she fled with Verlan, numerous other wives and countless children to a ranch in Mexico where Verlan's brother, a self-proclaimed prophet, was attempting to found a new Mormon colony. The strains of husband-sharing with - ultimately - nine other wives were unbelievably hard. Irene's story provides a fascinating insight into polygamous marriage - the squabbles and the jealousy, and the agony of watching your husband choose other wives over you. They lived with divided loyalties in unremitting deprivation - struggling to maintain so many households and to bring up 56 children. Irene eventually escaped with her children and made the bold step into the outside world and into a freedom she never knew existed. Irene has led a truly extraordinary life and her harrowing story will appall and astonish, but in the end her courage and determination to find a better life for her 13 children is incredibly inspiring.



Escape


Escape
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Author : Carolyn Jessop
language : en
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date : 2017-01-19

Escape written by Carolyn Jessop and has been published by Penguin UK this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-01-19 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


THE HARROWING STORY OF ONE WOMAN'S ESCAPE FROM THE FUNDAMENTALIST CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Aged eighteen, Carolyn Jessop was forced to marry a 50-year-old stranger and religious cult member. She became one of 6 wives and bore him 8 children in 15 years. Forced to obey her controlling husband's every demand, she had no money and no power. But when Carolyn discovered that her twelve-year-old daughter had spent three days at the new cult leader's home, she knew she had to take her children and flee. At thirty-five, Carolyn escaped. This is her harrowing - and ultimately triumphant - story. 'An amazing life event that Carolyn was brave enough to tell' Reader Review 'What an emotional rollercoaster it was reading this. Sadness, horror, disbelief, shock, excitement, hope' Reader Review 'Wow! Received this book in the morning, finished it by evening' Reader Review



Daughter Of The Saints Growing Up In Polygamy


Daughter Of The Saints Growing Up In Polygamy
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Author : Dorothy Allred Solomon
language : en
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2004-10-17

Daughter Of The Saints Growing Up In Polygamy written by Dorothy Allred Solomon and has been published by W. W. Norton & Company this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2004-10-17 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


"Probably the best book ever written about polygamy. Neither an apologia nor an exposé."—Salt Lake City Tribune "I am the daughter of my father's fourth plural wife, twenty-eighth of forty-eight children—a middle kid, you might say." So begins this astonishing and poignant memoir of life in the family of Utah fundamentalist leader and naturopathic physician Rulon C. Allred. Since polygamy was abolished by manifesto in 1890, this is a story of secrecy and lies, of poverty and imprisonment and government raids. When raids threatened, the families were forced to scatter from their pastoral compound in Salt Lake City to the deserts of Mexico or the wilds of Montana. To follow the Lord's plan as dictated by the Principle, the human cost was huge. Eventually murder in its cruelest form entered when members of a rival fundamentalist group assassinated the author's father. Dorothy Solomon, monogamous herself, broke from the fundamentalist group because she yearned for equality and could not reconcile the laws of God (as practiced by polygamists) with the vastly different laws of the state. This poignant account chronicles her brave quest for personal identity. Originally published in hardcover under the title Predators, Prey, and Other Kinfolk.



The Witness Wore Red


The Witness Wore Red
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Author : Rebecca Musser
language : en
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date : 2013-09-10

The Witness Wore Red written by Rebecca Musser and has been published by Grand Central Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-09-10 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life. THE WITNESS WORE RED is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.