Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph

by Mark H. Taylor, John Taylor


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John Taylor's brief declaration of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, which later became Section 135 in the Doctrine and Covenants, tells only part of the history of these events. Witness To The Martyrdom is an edited version of John Taylor's complete narrative compiled by the great-great-grandson of John Taylor. An important historical contribution to LDS literature, this book details events leading up to and culminating with the martyrdom, including additional information about John Taylor's own wounds and suffering.

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Mark H. Taylor

Mark H. Taylor grew up hearing and reading stories of his great-great-grandfather, John Taylor. Mark served a mission in the England London South Mission, and while there he visited the birthplace of John Taylor. Mark earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in accountancy at Brigham Young University and his doctorate degree in accounting at the University of Arizona. He and his wife, Rozann, live in Ohio and are the parents of five children.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The book is great (5 stars) but I want to review the sloppy format the e book is in which is a 1 star so they even out to 3 stars.
First, the chapter notes are all in a very light green which on my iphone screen is super-small and too light in color to read. Why?! The footnotes are clearly in a separate section and don't need to be another color than black. The bookmarks don't work either, so plan on having to find your place manually about half the time.
DB needs to get the reader up to speed - very cheesy - I'm glad it's free

A good one to read in June
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

John Taylor's personal account of the last days of Joseph Smith. Compiled and edited by Mark Taylor. Worth the read.

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