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The Cities of the Sun: Stories of Ancient America Founded on Historical Incidents in the Book of Mormon
TitleThe Cities of the Sun: Stories of Ancient America Founded on Historical Incidents in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1911
AuthorsCannon, Elizabeth Rachel
EditionSecond and Enlarged
Number of Pages159
PublisherThe Deseret News
CitySalt Lake City
KeywordsAbinadi; Alma the Elder; Ammon (Son of Mosiah); Ancient America; Book of Mormon-Fiction; Captain Moroni; Ether; Gadianton Robbers; Hagoth; Jaredite; King Lamoni; King Noah; Missionary Work; Secret Combination
Abstract

The end justifies the means, so these stories are designed to increase interest in the Book of Mormon. Hundreds of books have been written founded on the Bible, and there are some wonderfully colorful accounts of the founding of Christianity in Judea, Alexandria, and Rome. It is surprising that more has not been done dealing with the ancient history of the western world. Several of these stories were first published in the Improvement Era, and acknowledgment is made to that magazine for the encouragement it extended to the author, who traveled twice to Mexico and excavated among the ruins there to gain information at first hand. If any boy or girl, after perusing these pages, is inspired to turn direct to the beautiful and simple language of the Book of Mormon itself, the purpose of “The Cities of the Sun” has been accomplished.

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