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First flutist in the Ogden High School ROTC band without ever playing a note. ("The band has to look complete at the football games," Philip Dalby insisted.) Worshipped Thelma Reynolds, who gave me an A in Latin after seeing me weep for failing my high school algebra examinations. For two years I joined those who couldn't get enough of Lucille Chambers, who liberally doused us with Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, W.H. Hudson, Thomas Mann and Tasso. When I was eighteen I burned myself with fuming sulfuric acid in college organic chemistry and dropped out of premed. Lived for two years in New Zealand, on a Mormon mission, sometimes staying with the Maoris on their reservations in remote spots of nowhere--wild green mansions by the sea with names like Punaruku. Majored in English at Brigham Young University and joined the faculty for a decade while studying toward the PhD at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Utah. Taught adult education classes for many years at the McCune mansion in Salt Lake City and taught private classes, popular with civic leaders, on Milton's Paradise Lost. Reluctantly, I gave up teaching in 1972 for a more lucrative career, spending the next twenty years as an officer in the Mortgage Division of First Security Bank of Utah, retiring in 1994 to be with family and friends under the hot, blue skies of Arizona. Inebriated with time, sunshine, freedom and reflections upon world history, I have written two books: Bullheaded Black Remembers Alexander and The Earth Mother's Image, a title inspired by the art work of Judith Phillips. This last novel is still looking for the light of day.
The book is a great book for kids to read because it is interesting that it is from the point of view of his horse Bullheaded BlackPublished 23 months ago by Tom Mansfield
As a social studies education major and founder of an education nonprofit, I was asked to read this book to see if it could be a good resource to use in the classroom. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by SPT2011
This didn't have the focus on ancient beliefs that I was anticipating, but it addresses runaway religion in a roundabout way. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Dubious Disciple
Book Title: "Bullheaded Black Remembers, Alexander"
Author: J.L. Taylor
Published By: Trafford Publishing, Inc. Read more
J.L. Taylor's "Bullheaded Black Remembers Alexander" enchants as it educates, covering a broad spectrum of topics that expand well beyond the life of Alexander the Great and Middle... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Marcia Quinn Noren
I thought the concept was cool, having the story of Alexander the Great told from the perspective of his horse. However, I just couldn't get into the writing style. Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by Emily
What a wonderful way to learn history! J.L.Taylor uses Alexander the Great's horse, Bucelus (also known as bullheaded black) to teach us mythology from Pegasus, philosophy from... Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by R Owens
Although this book is aimed at young adults, I believe it has universal appeal for anyone interested in history and current events. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Bridget Triskele