Cheap approach to Mormon History

An interesting article asks if someone had only $100 and wanted to get into Mormon studies, what books/ journals/ conferences/ resources would one recommend.  Several Mormon scholars weighed in, and others threw in their suggestions.  I decided to tally up the results.

Armand Mauss said regarding such an undertaking.  "Spend at least 20 hours a week in this enterprise, and in a year you will be more knowledgeable about LDS history and culture than 90% of the Saints...."

I've listed the top Church History related suggestions below -- all great suggestions for those who may want to study church history.

    Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman
    David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism by Gregory A Prince and William Robert Wright
    Mormon Sisters: Women In Early Utah by Claudia Bushman
    The Prophet Puzzle: Interpretive Essays on Joseph Smith (Essays on Mormonism Series) by Bryan Waterman
    Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1930 by Thomas G. Alexander
    Mormon Mavericks: Essays on Dissenters by John Sillito and Susan Staker

History Specific  Articles:

History Specific Journal Recommendations:
   Journal of Mormon History
   John Whitmer Historical Association Journal

Compilations & CD
   LDS Library CD
   New Mormon Studies CD

   Mormon History Association Conference (& mp3s)
   John Whitmer Historical Association Conference