The Truth is the Most Important Thing : A Look at Mark W. Hofmann, the Mormon Salamander Man
Honoring Juanita Brooks : A Compilation of 30 Annual Presentations from the Juanita Brooks Lecture Series, 1984-2014
St. George, UT
Dixie State University
It was over tow and one-half years ago that pipe bombs prepared by Mark W. Hofmann viciously and quickly ended the lives of two stalwart Salt Lake City residents, Steven F. Christensen and Kathleen Webb Sheets. Another bomb, intended, we believe for a third would-be victim, exploded prematurely in Hofmann's blue sports car, badly injuring Hofmann while exposing him to eventual discovery as not only a premeditating murderer with a callous disregard for life, but also a forger of the greatest talent ever known in that most deceptive of professions.
The author reviews some of the key questions we may still have about the Hofmann years. Focusing on three questions in particular: who was Mark Hofmann?; did he intend to revise Mormon history through his documents?; and what was his explanation for creating the kinds of forgeries he did? [From the text]