Born in the heart of a fledgling nation, John Douglas Taylor would soon rise above his family’s Tennessee plantation and discover his own unique purpose in life—innovation.
It was during this remarkable era of industry and invention that Mr. Taylor would pack his belongings and move his family to a place where opportunity was as vast as the land itself—the newly-formed Republic of Texas.
There, in the desert sun, among the thistles and thorns, the forward-thinking John Douglas Taylor would begin implementing his modern ideas.
As a war between the states loomed on the near horizon, Mr. Taylor would soon recognize an opportunity to convert a riverboat steamer into a US Navy hospital ship—the Red Rover.
From the rhythmic movement of the Mississippi’
Ultimately, the same water that provided for his livelihood, would, at times, threaten his very existence.
“In a biographical tale of both significance and relevance, author Daniel Taylor reveals the innovative actions and dynamic exploits of his intrepid ancestor, John Douglas Taylor,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Grey Blue Water reveals the stout determination of a resolute people and the transformative ideas that enlightened and transformed a nation.”
Author Daniel Taylor was born in New Orleans, but finds himself spending much of his time working in the Washington, D.C. area. The legacy of Mr. Taylor’s ancestors continues to ignite his writing spirit, while spurring him onward in historical research and his sincere dedication to promote the truth as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Currently, Mr. Taylor calls Manassas, Virginia his home.