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Rod Decker | Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Rod Decker will read from and sign his new nonfiction book, Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room

From the tempestuous fight for statehood to the evolution of Utah voters from Democrats to Republicans, Rod Decker analyzes the intersection of politics and faith in the complex political culture of modern Utah. Beginning with the state’s roots as a communal theocracy, Utah Politics deftly examines how Mormon morality influenced and continues to shape conflicts on both the local and federal levels. Whether determining the role nuclear fallout played in causing cancer epidemics throughout the state or the influence of Mormon lobbyists, Decker demonstrates how the rose that blossomed in the desert was sometimes fertilized by conspiracy, debate, and political machination. Some themes reoccur: governors become popular by fighting federal oversight—signaling a lingering distrust that Washington could alter the Mormon way of life—and liberals use the court system to circumvent conservative legislatures who see public morality as a defining feature of government.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room Cover Image
ISBN: 9781560852728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signature Books - July 1st, 2019