Joseph Smith for President
Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom
By: Spencer W. McBride
Though Joseph Smith's run for president is now best remembered―when it is remembered at all―for its gruesome end, the renegade campaign was revolutionary. Spencer W. McBride tells the story of Joseph Smith's quixotic but consequential run for the White House and shows how his calls for religious freedom helped to shape the American political system we know today.