'The Real Romney': 10 facts about the presidential hopeful

If Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma, a new biography on the opaque frontrunner is an attempt to unravel the famous Romney riddle. Veteran Boston Globe journalists Michael Kranish and Scott Helman tackle the challenge in “The Real Romney,” an in-depth exploration of the candidate’s family history, religion, and rise to power.

Voters curious about the multimillionaire Mormon frontrunner will welcome this book, released Tuesday by Harper, which plumbs Romney’s family history, itself closely intertwined with the bold, bloody, bigamous history of Mormonism. Here then are 10 interesting things revealed in “The Real Romney.”

By

1. His ancestors were Mormon bigwigs

  • close
    The Mormon Tabernacle

    By Doug Tone
    View Caption

Romney’s great-grandfather, Miles Park Romney, moved from the Mormon center of Nauvoo, Ill., to Utah, to Mexico, responding to the church’s call to take multiple wives and establish a polygamous Mormon colony in Mexico. Romney’s great-grandmother Hannah Hood Hill Romney was the first of Miles’s five wives.

1 of 10

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story
 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...