The third son of Joseph and Emma Smith to live to adulthood was born at Far West, Missouri, in 1838. Alexander moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, as a child and lived there half of his life. Alexander served as an apostle, a member of the First Presidency, and as presiding patriarch of the RLDS Church. Much of Alexander’s missionary ministry focused on the U.S. far west, including California and Utah. He also performed a South Pacific mission to Tahiti, Australia, and Hawaii. He died in the Nauvoo Mansion House in 1909. In this documentary history, Ronald E. Romig paints a vivid picture of Joseph and Emma’s “Far West” son using contemporary writings and images.