Examines the various Quorums of the Twelve Apostles during the administrations of each of the twelve presidents of the Church through 1985. Duties, responsibilities, accomplishments, problems and challenges as well as a general history of the apostles and Quorums of the Twelve are discussed. At the end of each chapter is a table that lists the current Twelve at the time and indicates new members added as well as other changes. The book also has an 'Individual Summary of the Quorum of the Twelve from 1835-1985' that shows each of the 87 members of the quorum thus far and birth date and place, profession and church position prior to apostleship, and considerable more useful information. It also contains a lengthy bibliography.