Fawn Brodie's biography on Joseph Smith. Includes links to responses and other biographies on Joseph Smith.
Official history of which large portions were written by Joseph Smith and his scribes.
A 13 page biography written by C. Clark Julius in 1987.
Written by the Mormon historian Jan Shipps.
A presentation by Mormon historian Dan Vogel at the 1996 Mormon History Association on Joseph Smith.
Joseph Smith's actual diaries and journals.
Several accounts of Joseph Smith's experience.
A more objective look at the PBS special on Joseph Smith entitled "American Prophet".
Historian, and former BYU professor, D. Michael Quinn details the superstitious environment Joseph Smith fostered in his new religious movement.
Joseph Smith's first attempt at publishing some of his revelations.
Find out how the Book of Mormon narrative evolved in Joseph Smith's mind during its creation.
John Brooke examines Joseph Smith's environment to try and discover why Joseph Smith accomplished what he did.
One of the keys to understanding the early Mormon doctrine Joseph Smith created is to comprehend the motivations and personalities of his closest associates.
Joseph Smith married over 33 women. A third of them were already married. Another third were in their teenage years. What was the attraction and how was he able to conceal such a feat when polygamy was illegal and frowned upon both within and without the confines of his religion?
What did Joseph Smith's first wife think of her husband's polygamous affairs? How did she contribute to her husband's church and personality? Newell and Avery have written an outstanding biography on Joseph's first love.
Read the original versions of Joseph Smith's revelations as well as a narrative that provides the setting and additional information to obtain the original intent and background.
Psychiatrist Robert D. Anderson looks at Joseph Smith's early life and how the events that transpired made it into the Book of Mormon narrative.