UTAH: A Peculiar People

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As God's chosen people (which they believe themselves to be), the Mormons think they have a direct line of communication to the Almighty. In the church's turbulent early years its leaders were able to report direct and literal heavenly guidance on even such mundane subjects as Illinois real estate. But a divine revelation in 1947 would amaze no man more than Mormonism's tall, white-bearded, 77-year-old President George Albert Smith, seventh successor to the prophet Joseph Smith, and the mortal instrument through which a heavenly message would be received.

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