Hugh W. Nibley; Don E. Norton and Shirley S. Ricks (Editors). Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book and the Foundation for Ancient Research & Mormon Studies (FARMS), 1994, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley: Volume 13, hardbound, 541 pages. ISBN: 0875798187
In this volume, Nibley presents reflections on Brigham Young’s thoughts on politics, education, leadership, and the environment. The astonishing timeliness of Brigham Young’s counsel to the Saints on these topics will quickly become apparent to readers. Nibley’s admiration for Brigham Young is immediately evident as well. Of Brother Brigham, Nibley says: No man ever spoke his mind more frankly on all subjects. All his days he strove to communicate his inmost feelings. . .There never was a man more undeviatingly consistent and rational in thought and utterance.” This book is an eye-opening and sobering invitation to reevaluate our priorities. Appropriately identified as a vigorous wake-up call, this book will amuse, provoke, challenge, and, above all, educate.