Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 4, 1-2 pm
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Wed June 4, 2014

Joseph Smith's Final Years

In his new book, "American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church," Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam reports on the life and violent death of the charismatic founder of the Mormon church. The book traces the roots of Mormonism, the nation's fastest growing faith, and its turbulent early history.

Columnist and author, Alex Beam, explores the final years and the assassination of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.
Columnist and author, Alex Beam, explores the final years and the assassination of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.

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