Ezra Taft Benson: A Biography
Deseret Book Company, 1987 - 565 Seiten
Ezra Taft Benson (1899- ) was born in Whitney, Idaho to George Taft Benson, Jr. and Sarah Sophia Dunkley. He was the great-grandson of LDS Apostle Ezra T. Benson (1811-1869). During his active and impressive career, Benson has been a farmer, businessman, Secretary of Agriculture during the Eisenhower administration as well as a General Authority in the LDS Church. In 1943 Ezra Taft Benson was was called into the Quorum of Twelve Apostles by Heber J. Grant. At the death of Spencer W. Kimball in 1986, Ezra Taft Benson became the thirteenth President of the LDS Church. He and his wife, Flora Smith Amussen (1901-1992) were the parents of six children.
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Beverly remembers her mother quickly putting a stop to any bickering so that
Mark wouldn ' t get sick . In particular , Flora elicited Reed ' s help . One day she
said to him , " Mark does all he can to help , but he ' s not strong like you are ,
Reed described those uncomfortable times : " Mother had a way of punishing
with the tone of her voice . When I did something wrong , she gave me a tongue -
lashing with such power that I got physically faint and had to lie down on the floor
Between rounds a friend , Roger Parkinson , read to Reed from the notes he had
made from the boxing book , but Reed felt it was his mother kneeling in prayer
that pulled him through . Round after round they went . Years later Reed would ...
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This and Ezra Taft Benson's own Crossfire: the Eight Years with Eisenhower explain why I will never be a Democrat, though I like and admire many Democrats. An outstanding biography of much-maligned but very good man. Vollständige Rezension lesen
A Rich Heritage
A Boy from Whitney
Man of the House
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