Park City Library – Tuesday, May 15th
Please join us as we welcome, in a joint presentation with the Park City Library, freelance journalist and author James Ure, who will be discussing and signing his recent book Stop the Press.
This disturbing exposé examines how the powerful Mormon Church tried to destroy the Salt Lake Tribune, a voice that had long been critical of many of its activities and its secrets. The author, a Mormon and a journalist who once worked for the Tribune, tells a story of secret deals, behind-the-scenes backstabbing, and manipulation of the political and legal systems by a church that controls the politics of Utah.
Based on many interviews and extensive research, the book describes the history of enmity between the Church and the newspaper, which came to a head in 2000. In that year, the Tribune reopened an investigation into an 1857 murder of a wagon train of 120 men, women, and children passing through Utah. The Mountain Meadow Massacre had been conducted by highly-placed church members and historians have said it was condoned by Brigham Young, the leader of the Mormon Church.
Ure is the author of six previous books including Leaving the Fold: Candid Conversations with Inactive Mormons, for which he received a grant from the NEA. A former advertising executive, he has also worked as a publicist for and the executive director of the Sundance Film Festival. In addition he ran his own marketing firm for almost twenty years.
Don’t miss a chance to meet this fascinating author!