With over 500 pages and a wealth of information that isn't readily available elsewhere,
this book is an incredible value at under $8. If you are interested in Joseph Smith and/or the
history and evolution of Mormonism, then this
is the place to turn for an 'inside' look at him and the church he formed.
You will find the contents of Joseph Smith's journals as quoted in this book to be constantly
referred to in post 1989 publications like the Ensign, BYU studies, Dialogue,
and many famous historical books like D. Michael Quinn's The Mormon Hierarchy : Origins of Power.