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In his travels through the Wild West, Mark Twain explored much of Utah’s vibrant landscape and history. He even met President Brigham Young. When Twain left Salt Lake City, he not only came away with a copy of the Book of Mormon, he read it so thoroughly as to write an almost 3,500 word review of the book. This essay, saturated with Twain’s usual satirical and caustic humor, didn’t give the most glowing review of either the prophet or the book.