I was in our local church book store and picked up a remarkable volume called The Journals of George Q. Cannon: Volume I To California in ’49. I found it on a discount shelf and promptly picked it up when I had a look at it. It is his trek to California by a southern root. The book was edited by Michael N. Landon and the “series” is edited by Richard E. Turley jr. and Adrian W. Cannon.
I only picked this up recently so I cannot give it a review but it is interesting to note that it was in collaboration with the Church History department. I have to admit I am becoming concerned about these edited journals because I always hate finding out bits were left out. The last thing I want to find out is that the editor had merged, or eliminated parts because it did not fit their particular bent.
This is when only reprints of original documents are so invaluable, hopefully less filtered.
Even with that reservation expressed I look forward to reading it and becoming better aquainted with this influencial leader of the church and member of the First Presidency.