Paul Dayton Bailey
Born 12 July 1906
Died 26 October 1987 (aged 81)
Pen name Paul Bailey
Occupation Journalist
Nationality American

Paul Bailey was a journalist, memoirist, novelist and historian. He founded Westernlore Press to reprint important out-of-print books about the West. he is best known for his works on Samuel Brannon, Jacob Hamblin and the Mormon Battalion. Although his relationship with the Church was strained, some of his books were used as Sunday School texts.

"As a writer, the fact that I am steeped in Mormon lore, has been more hindrance than help to me. I've never been able to purge from my stubborn mind a conviction that the Mormon tale is one of the most unique and interesting human dramas in the annals of America. It has been my soaring wings; it has been my cement coffin." (from his book Polygamy Was Better than Monotony)

His papers are held by the University of California, Los Angeles.


Type-high: A Novel (1937)
For this my Glory: A Story of a Mormon Life (1940)
The Gay Saint: A Novel (1944)
Song Everlasting (1946)
Jacob Hamblin, Buckskin Apostle (1948)
Sam Brannan and the California Mormons (1959)
Grandpa was a Polygamist: A Candid Remembrance (1960)
For Time and All Eternity (1964)
Polygamy was Better than Monotony (1972)

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