By E. B. Long
"The historical past of Utah in the course of the Civil battle could be written principally by way of personalities, and this E.B. lengthy has performed. They have been Brigham younger, the dynamic and commanding president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and basic Patrick Edward Connor, the mercurial Irishman who commanded federal troops in Utah from 1862 to 1865...Those who like their heritage immediately from the assets will locate "The Saints and the Union" a gem...[It] is reliable historical past, comprehensively documenting an incredible interval in Utah and Mormon history". (Robert M. Utley, "Journal of Southern History"). "Clearly the traditional historical past of an strange and fascinating element of the Civil War". (G. Thomas Edwards, "Pacific Northwest Quarterly"). "[Long] avoids the provincialism that has many times plagued Mormon heritage by way of putting his account firmly in the broader point of view of yankee history...[This] is a great, scholarly, aim paintings which merits the eye of all scholars of Mormonism, the Civil battle, and the yankee West". (Newell G. Bringhurst, "Journal of the West"). "Long provides a wealth of fabric that vividly illustrates the paranoia, suspicion, and worry - genuine or feigned - that characterised the poles of authority - civil, army, and spiritual - in Utah through the battle years...By letting the key personalities in Utah communicate their minds in the course of those bothered years, E.B. Long's publication offers a far better figuring out of the Civil struggle at the western border". (Harwood P. Hinton, "Civil struggle History").