|Statement||by H.W. Tucker.|
|Series||ATLA monograph preservation program -- ATLA fiche 1986-0431.|
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I don't know if I can write an unbiased review of Under the Banner of Heaven. I'll say this: Krakauer's well-researched, exceedingly well-written book, which is 1/3rd a true crime examination of the brutal murders of Brenda Lafferty and her young daughter Erika by two Fundamentalist (i.e. polygamous) Mormons Dan and Ron Lafferty (her 4/5(K). —The New York Times Book Review “This year’s most audacious work of nonfiction A white-knuckle mix of true-crime reporting and provocative history.” —New York Post “Scrupulously reported and written with Krakauer’s usual exacting flair, Under the Banner of Heaven is both illuminating and thrilling. It is also the creepiest Cited by: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith is a nonfiction book by author Jon Krakauer, first published in July He investigated and juxtaposed two histories: the origin and evolution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and a modern double murder committed in the name of God by brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who subscribed to a fundamentalist version Author: Jon Krakauer. Blake Banner is an author of fiction. He is the author of the Omega series. Blake Banner is the creator and author of the Dead Cold Mystery series. The series started in with the release of the first book in the series. It is titled An Ace and a Pair. The sequel quickly followed, and a third book and a fourth.
Under His Banner. Paperback – January 1, by Richards. J.R. (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, Import "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback $ Author: Richards. J.R. Definition of under the banner of in the Idioms Dictionary. under the banner of phrase. What does under the banner of expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. Jon Krakauer is a gifted storyteller, and "Under The Banner Of Heaven" is a very well told story. In addition to covering the murder of a woman and her child by self-proclaimed Mormon Fundamentalists (acting, as they claim, on a mission from God), Krakauer takes the time and patience to cover some of the history of the Morman by: 1. In his prologue, Jon Krakauer writes that the aim of his book is to "cast some light on Lafferty and his ilk," which he concedes is a daunting but useful task for what it may tell us "about the roots of brutality, perhaps, but even more for what might be learned about the nature of faith" [p.
Jon Krakauer's literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own the core of his book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they /5(5). His new book, Under the Banner of Heaven, focuses on two Mormon fundamentalist brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty who killed their sister-in-law and her month-old daughter because, they said, God told them to do it. This seems to be the season for probing the more extreme manifestations of Mormonism. An interview with Jon Krakauer. Jon Krakauer replies to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' official response to his latest book 'Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith.. At the end of June , the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued an official "response" to my new book, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. When it was published, Under the Banner of Heaven became a bestseller and was later optioned for a movie. Representatives of the LDS church objected to many of the details of Krakauer’s description of Joseph Smith and his successor Brigham Young, and also criticized the book for making it sound as though all Mormons are prone to violence.