- Publisher: Grandin Book Company, Orem, UT
- Date published: 1991
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 9780910523387
276pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Minimal shelf wear with chipping to edges and corners of jacket. There is a small, faded price sticker on the front flap of the dust-jacket. Whitmer was one of the Three Witnesses and an early leader in the Later-day Saint movement. "With one exception, all of the known interviews with David Whitmer occurred within a twenty-year period- 1869-1888, while the witness resided in Richmond, Missouri. Whitmer's entire Richmond era is best characterized by frustration and waiting. His rupture with the Mormon prophet and the church troubled him all his life. Whitmer was a laudater temporis acti, forever recalling the 'good old days' when the church was in its infancy and he and Joseph Smith were friends. He knew how much he owed to the Mormon leader and consistently referred to him as a prophet and gave him credit for bringing forth the Book of Mormon and founding the church. Although his own experience with the Restoration was fraught with tragedy,he insisted on idealizing Mormonism."