Grey Blue Water [NOOK Book]

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Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi.

The shining thread running through Taylor’s life is the grey-blue water of the Old South, particularly its ...
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Grey Blue Water

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Overview

Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi.

The shining thread running through Taylor’s life is the grey-blue water of the Old South, particularly its rivers, from the Cumberland to the Mississippi to the Brazos.

The grey-blue water is both an enemy and a friend to Taylor. It takes away a beloved brother and grandfather before he is old enough to understand the concept of death. It serves as an escape route from his rural childhood to a young adulthood filled with danger and adventure. It lures him to an eventful life aboard the picturesque steamboats that transport people and cargo from South to North and back again. The grey-blue water becomes his livelihood, but at times threatens to become his financial undoing.

Taylor and his family are eyewitnesses to major developments in the nation’s history, as new states are added and old traditions, including slavery, are done away with. They see the country torn apart by war, but then they witness the scars of war begin the healing process as their grief and bitterness are washed by the grey-blue water.

Author Daniel Mabrey Taylor has based his novel on true accounts taken from family letters, journals, and other historical documents. He has assembled a novel that reaches across time to draw readers into the often-turbulent Grey-Blue Water.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148664697
  • Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Mabrey Taylor was born in 1959, in New Orleans, Louisiana but grew up in Covington, Louisiana. He worked in many jobs from yard maintenance man to working as a roughneck in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields before attaining his Eagle Scout ranking in the Boy Scouts.

He attended LSU before transferring to Ole Miss to graduate. He is degreed in both Naval Science and Business management. He excelled at creative writing throughout his years in school and was inspired by the works of Samuel Clemens, Walker Percy, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee.

He was a deck officer aboard several US Navy Ships as an officer out of the Pacific Command in Hawaii before moving to Nashville, Tennessee and marrying his wife Paula. He served wartime duty in the Middle East countries of Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia and also gathered a unique sense of the world’s diverse cultures in over other twenty countries.
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He was published in 1989 for a naval publication and decided to begin pursuing a writing career with more vigor. In 2006, after working towards his Master’s Degree, Dan arrived in the Metro DC area working as a freelance writer of pre-civil war history and naval operations on the Mississippi watershed. His expertise in genealogical research coupled with his wife’s family history and handwritten correspondence preserved by the family since 1843 allowed him to combine his talents and complete a series of semi-biographical novels he named Grey-Blue Water.

Dan and Paula now live in Manassas, Virginia.
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