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I very much enjoyed the book, though it gave me a different view of Clark and Lee.

I kind of wish the Kimball book had been more like it, though I enjoyed it too.

Yes, the explicitly topical arrangement of the McKay book is unusual for a biography -- some remarked it was more a history of the Church under McKay than a biography of McKay himself. I think I'd agree, but since most readers are actually more interested in the Church as an institution than McKay as a man I don't think that counts against the book.

I would actually say much the same thing about "Rough Stone Rolling" as more of a history of the Church than of Joseph Smith, although less so than the Pres. McKay biography. I wonder if this is a trend in biographies in general.

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