No Man Knows My History

By Fawn M. Brodie,

Book cover of No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith

Book description

The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being…

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked No Man Knows My History as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

“Brodie saw the fraud at the heart of Mormonism,” according to Larry McMurtry, and she described it with style and panache – at considerable personal cost. Her uncle, a future Church president, denounced her and participated in her ex-communication.

From Alex's list on Mormon history.

Want books like No Man Knows My History?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 9 books like No Man Knows My History.

Browse books like No Man Knows My History

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Mormons, polygamy, and Utah?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Mormons, polygamy, and Utah.

Mormons Explore 6 books about Mormons
Polygamy Explore 12 books about polygamy
Utah Explore 14 books about Utah