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  1. says:

    Being a descendant of John Taylor I love to read books about his life, beliefs and convictions This book is written by a descendant and with the other books that I have read on John Taylor I found this one a little bias against Brigham Young I understand that John and Brigham didn t often if ever see eye to eye but I do believe that John sustained Brigham as the leader of the LDS Church This book has insight and other information that you won t find elsewhere.I would recommend this book...

  2. says:

    Mr Taylor has a strong bias against Brigham Young and an obsession with polygamy He fails to reconcile his admiration with his grandfather and his apparent disdain at best, ambivalence for the Church and Gospel to which his grandfather dedicated h...

  3. says:

    Having met Samuel W Taylor and spent time with him at the Provo, UT, Public Library as a teenager, I thought I would add this book to my list although I only have it as a download on my office computer Sam was a grandson of LDS President John Taylor, many of whose family still live in Provo.

  4. says:

    Just starting to read it So far it is very interesting

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The Last Pioneer Read The Last Pioneer By Samuel W Taylor When A Mormon Missionary Stopped By The Taylor Home In 1836, Leonora Was Interested Than Was John However, John Was The One Who Finally Decided To Move From Toronto To Church Headquarters In Ohio, And It Was John S Commitment That Survived Their Temple Worship Experience There, When It Was Disrupted By Several Pistol And Bowie Knife Wielding Apostles.As Half The Church Fell Away In Ohio, The Taylors Escaped To Missouri With The Faithful, Just In Time For The 1838 Mormon War John S Role Became That Of An Advocate With Congress To Convince Them That It Was The Non Mormons Who Had Sacked The County Seat And Burned Their Own Homes, For Instance As A Literary Experience, This Was Good Preparation For Later Editorships Of Church Newspapers In Illinois, New York, And Liverpool.From His Personal Letters And Speeches, And From The Diaries And Reminiscences Of Associates, Vivid Images Of Taylor S Life Appear His Children Crossing The Missouri River On The Backs Of Oxen Bulls One Of His Ten Plural Wives Packing A Piano Instead Of A Cookstove For The Trip And Then Later Regretting It And Native Americans Teaching Him How To Burn A Cricket Infested Field, Gather The Roasted Insects, And Grind The Carcasses Into Flour.Taylor S Eventual Tenure As Church President Was Spent On The Dodge From Federal Marshals, And Prior To That He Often Lived Out Of A Suitcase, Rotating From One Of His Sixteen Families To The Next Among His Greatest Achievements Was The Settlement Of As Much Territory As Was Colonized By His Famous Predecessor, Brigham Young Taylor Was Also A Visionary Man His Personal Spirituality Led The Church Through One Of Its Most Turbulent Times His Revelations Later Inspired The Mormon Fundamentalist Schism, As Well This Controversy, Mingled With The Drama Of Internecine Power Struggles And Interpersonal Conflict, Makes The Last Pioneer Suspenseful And Largely Unforgettable.