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Davis Bitton
Davis Bitton was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, in 1930. After a mission to France and service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he graduated from BYU in 1956. His M.A. and Ph.D. degrees were granted by Princeton University in 1958 and 1961. After faculty appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California at Santa Barbara, Bitton served at the University of Utah until his retirement in 1995. A charter member of the Mormon History Association, he served one term as its president. His writings are extensive. Especially well known are The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints (with Leonard Arrington); Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies; and The Ritualization of Mormon History and Other Essays. Bitton lives with his wife JoAn, in Salt Lake City, where they stay busy with church, family, and research and writing.

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History Division Publications
George Q. Cannon1999Biography / Memoir
The Redoubtable John Pack: Pioneer, Proselyter, Patriarch1982Biography / Memoir
Saints Without Halos: The Human Side of Mormon History 1981Biography / Memoir
Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies1977Biography / Memoir Bibliography
Utah's Thoreau: Claude T. BarnesBiography / Memoir
Mormon Biography1981Criticism
Claude T. Barnes, Utah Naturalist1979Criticism
Mischievous Puck and the Mormons, 1904-19071978Criticism
Brother Brigham on the Silver ScreenCriticism
Bard of Utah's Dixie: Charles Lowell Walker and His Verse1994History
The Mormon Graphic Image 1834-1914: Cartoons, Caricatures, and Illustrations1983History
The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints1979History
Mormonism Veiled: Establishing the Visual StereotypeHistory
Riding Herd: A Conversation with Juanita Brooks1974Interview / Panel
Ten Years in Camelot: A Personal Memoir1983Personal Essay
Missouri Thoughts (April 15, 1972)1972Personal Essay
[Review of] The Autobiography of B. H. Roberts , edited by Gary James Bergera1992Review
[Review of] The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, edited by Daniel H. Ludlow1991Review
[Review of] Defender of the Faith: The B. H. Roberts Story1980Review
[Review of] Joseph Smith: The First Mormon by Donna Hill1977Review
The Ritualization of Mormon History and Other Essays1994Unassigned
Joseph Smith in the Mormon Folk MemoryUnassigned


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