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Bagley, Will 1950-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 6,127 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Military history  Archives  Church history  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F826, 979.247
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Most widely held works about Will Bagley
 
Most widely held works by Will Bagley
Blood of the prophets : Brigham Young and the massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1857, over 100 men, women, and children in a wagon train from Arkansas were murdered in southern Utah by local settlers aided by Southern Paiute warriors. For 50 years, Mormon historian Juanita Brooks's The Mountain Meadows Massacre has been the standard work on the subject. Here, independent historian and Salt Lake Tribune columnist Bagley claims only to extend Brooks's work. But by using documents not available to Brooks and by following her example in pursuing the truth wherever it led him while not going beyond the available evidence, he confirms her private opinion that territorial Mormon leader and governor Brigham Young was heavily involved in both the massacre and its cover-up
West from Fort Bridger the pioneering of the Immigrant Trails across Utah, 1846-1850( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History with its boots on," as Will Bagley and Harold Schindler describe it, West from Fort Bridger also may be the classic history of the opening of western trails. In it, the words of the immigrants, compiled from original diaries, journals, maps, and letters, recount a half-decade of historic pioneer treks, including the dramatic ordeals of the 1816 parties (the most remembered of whom were the Donners and Reeds) who crossed the infamous Hastings Cutoff
Always a cowboy judge Wilson McCarthy and the rescue of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad by Will Bagley( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy, judge, federal official, then business executive, Wilson McCarthy mirrored change and growth in the twentieth-century West. Leading the Denver & Rio Grande back from the brink saved a vital link in the national transportation system. The D & RGW ran over and through the scenic Rockies, developing mineral resources, fighting corporate wars, and helping build communities. The Depression brought it to its knees. Accepting federal assignment to save the line, McCarthy turned it into a paragon of mid-century railroading, represented by the streamlined, Vista-Domed California Zephyr, although
Overland West : the story of the Oregon and California trails by Will Bagley( Book )

in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of America's westward migration is a powerful blend of fact and fable. Over the course of three decades, almost a million eager fortune-hunters, pioneers, and visionaries transformed the face of a continent- and displaced its previous inhabitants. The people who made the long and perilous journey over the Oregon and California trails drove this swift and astonishing change. In "Overland West: the story of the Oregon and California Trails," the four volumes of the set tell the sweeping saga of how this 'road across the Plains' transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy. -- From book jacket
The Mormon Rebellion : America's first civil war, 1857-1858 by David L Bigler( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David L. Bigler and Will Bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that--contrary to common perception--the Mormon rebellion was not the result of Buchanan's "blunder," nor was it a David-and-Goliath tale in which an abused religious minority heroically defied the imperial ambitions of an unjust and tyrannical government. They argue that Mormon leaders had their own far-reaching ambitions and fully intended to establish an independent nation--the Kingdom of God--in the West. --from publisher description
The Donner Party chronicles : a day-by-day account of a doomed wagon train, 1846-1847 by Frank Mullen( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Donner Party has become a tragic icon of the American march west. From Independence, Missouri, to Sutter's Fort, California, the party endured almost unimaginable hardship and suffering. Author Frank Mullen Jr. gives us a day by day account of their struggle for survival as they journey across the trail west. The Reno Gazette-Journal and the Nevada Humanities Committee present Frank Mullen's account of the Donner Party, accompanied by hundreds of historical illustrations and Marilyn Newton's photographs of the trail today."--Jacket
Frontiersman : Abner Blackburn's narrative by Abner Blackburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneer camp of the saints : the 1846 and 1847 Mormon trail journals of Thomas Bullock by Thomas Bullock( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official journal of the Brigham Young pioneer company written by Thomas Bullock, the Mormon pioneer who was responsible for a large portion of the documentary record of the LDS church in the mid-nineteenth century
Army of Israel : Mormon Battalion narratives( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and annotates dozens of firsthand accounts regarding the Mormon Battalion's march and subsequent adventures, including such perspectives as the journal of teenager William Pace, letters from a few of the women associated with the battalion (some thirty wives accompanied their husbands), and military/government correspondence. Provides a portrait and detailed record of a large part of the American West-- including portions of what became Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah-- and its inhabitants in the late 1840s
With golden visions bright before them : trails to the mining West, 1849-1852 by Will Bagley( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scoundrel's tale : the Samuel Brannan papers by Sam Brannan( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a biography of Samuel Brannan, with emphasis on his activities in the Mormon faith as well as his enterprises and public service in the state of California and in Mexico
Innocent blood : essential narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Pass : gateway to a continent by Will Bagley( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So rugged and mountainous : blazing the Oregon and California trails, 1812-1848 by Will Bagley( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So rugged and mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: the story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the 'Road across the Plains' transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy. And by showing that overland emigration would not have been possible without the cooperation of Native peoples and tribes, it places American Indians at the center of trail history, not on its margins"--Book jacket
Playing with shadows : voices of dissent in the Mormon West( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of narratives by four individuals who abandoned Mormonism--"apostates," as Brigham Young and other Latter-day Saint leaders labeled them--provides an overview of dissent from the beginning of the religion to the early twentieth century and presents a wide range of disaffection with the faith or its leaders
A Road from El Dorado : the 1848 trail journal of Ephraim Green by Ephraim Green( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So rugged and mountainous : blazing the trails to Oregon and California, 1812-1848 by Will Bagley( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So rugged and mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: the story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the 'Road across the Plains' transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy. And by showing that overland emigration would not have been possible without the cooperation of Native peoples and tribes, it places American Indians at the center of trail history, not on its margins"--Book jacket
Burying the past legacy of the Mountain Meadows massacre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1857, 120 immigrants from Arkansas were murdered under a white flag by Utah's Mormon settlers--one of the most horrifying events in the history of the American West known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Through the recounting of a young girl who survived and the accidental discovery of the victims' remains, this true story exposes a perpetual coverup as descendants from both sides struggle to heal wounds of bitterness
The great medicine road : narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingdom in the West : the Mormons and the American frontier( Book )

in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bagley, William Grant 1950-

Languages
English (69)

French (1)

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Always a cowboy judge Wilson McCarthy and the rescue of the Denver & Rio Grande Western RailroadOverland West : the story of the Oregon and California trailsThe Mormon Rebellion : America's first civil war, 1857-1858The Donner Party chronicles : a day-by-day account of a doomed wagon train, 1846-1847The pioneer camp of the saints : the 1846 and 1847 Mormon trail journals of Thomas BullockArmy of Israel : Mormon Battalion narrativesScoundrel's tale : the Samuel Brannan papersInnocent blood : essential narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre