By: Dale L. Morgan
The Great Salt Lake is a remarkable book, written by a remarkable man. After the passage of nearly a half-century, it remains one of the most informative and readable general histories of Utah yet written; a tribute to the brilliance of its author, the late Dale Morgan (1914-71).
Approached as history, geography, geology, or high adventure, The Great Salt Lake is fascinating reading. From the first Americans through mountain men, religious empires, railroads, and resorts, the remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville has been a nexus for human history, uniting a haunting beauty with raw desolation, strangely removed from common experience.