Author-Meets-Critics Lengthen Your Stride: The Presidency Of Spencer W Kimball Edward L. Kimball’s highly anticipated study of the landmark Church presidency of Spencer W. Kimball arrived late last year with far less fanfare than it deserved. According to the book’s preface, the author and publisher Deseret Book “[did] not agree on the interpretations or weight of importance given to a number of events or the choices of characterizations of some of the people” in the book. Although disagreements and compromises are part of every author/publisher interaction, the inclusion of this statement has led to considerable speculation about the limited marketing campaign the book has enjoyed, as well as about what wild statements might be lurking in more extensively footnoted version of the book on the CD-Rom packaged with it.
Devery Anderson, Moderator/Panelist; Boyd Jay Petersen, Kevin Barney, Gregory A. Prince, Panelists; Edward L. Kimball, Respondent