Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
3269 S Main St--Ste 250
SLC UT 84115
EVENING WITH AN AUTHOR
We are excited to announce that Gary Topping will be here Wednesday, March 30 to speak about D. Michael Quinn: Mormon Historian (published by Signature Books). He will be here from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will speak at 6:00, and answer questions and sign books before and after that time. We hope you will be able to make it that night but, if not, we can mail a signed copy or hold one here at the store for pick-up. To RSVP on Facebook, click here.
While mask mandates have been lifted, we encourage you to use your own judgment. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask as this is a fairly small space. As always, we will record the event and post to YouTube.
D. Michael Quinn (1944–2021) was one of Mormonism’s greatest historians, though his books have profound relevance to Utah and western history as well. After completing his doctorate in history at Yale University in three years, he taught at Brigham Young University from 1976 to 1988. His treatment of difficult themes in Mormon history drew controversy, which led to resignation from his academic position and to his eventual excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His large, elaborately documented books, such as his three volumes on the Mormon hierarchy and his Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, set a new standard for Mormon historical scholarship.
D. Michael Quinn: Mormon Historian. Signature Books. 128pp. Paperback. $9.95
Gary Topping is a historian and archivist, now retired, from Salt Lake Community College and the archives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. He grew up on the southern Oregon coast and moved to Utah in 1972 to pursue a PhD in history at the University of Utah. His first professional position was Curator of Manuscripts at the Utah State Historical Society. His other books include Glen Canyon and the San Juan Country, Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History, and Leonard J. Arrington: A Historian’s Life. He lives in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, with his wife, Marianna Hopkins.
Also by Gary Topping
Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardback. $24.95
Leonard J. Arrington: A Historian's Life. Arthur H. Clark Company. Hardback. $39.95
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