Several years ago I set out to write about Helen Kane. I found her a very interesting woman. One problem I had was locating the full trial transcript. Your hard work was rewarded. After reading the transcript and comparing it to all the bits of information out there, it amazes me how so many people are ill informed and do not know it. So much incorrect information about Ester Jones could be eliminated by those armchair researchers with this transcript that you shared and propagate facts for a change. Thank you for providing this trial transcript to hopefully correct the bad information out there. Good job. Your book was a pleasure to read. Your opinion about Wikipedia, by-the-way, is absolutely correct. Dr. Thomas Hopkins. Baton Rouge, LA.
Hello, we are indirectly related to Thomas Wyatt and we learned a great deal about our ancestor. We knew some of his involvement with the rebellion in 1553/54, but your description made us feel like we were there. Your book is packed full of facts. In this information age, it is good to see someone in the “old school’ as you call it, still producing factual interesting works. The bibliography of several of your works is as interesting as the books themselves. We are glad to see that someone still looks at original material instead of regurgitating material from recent works. We look forward to more of your work. Thank you. Dolores Steinhauger, NM
As a recent graduate in European history, I referenced your material in my thesis. I found your adherence to “old school’ researching techniques refreshing. Your bibliography in Thomas Wyatt the Younger is impressive in comparison to many ‘armchair researchers’ today who regurgitate material. How wonderful to read a publication by a professional researcher and an independent scholar. Well done. Doris Henries, Boston., MA.
We are reviewing material for a future movie/documentary on flapper era women. We reviewed both your publications on Mae Questel and Helen Kane and found them invaluable in accumulating material. We found your attention to detail refreshing. Your material was well researched. Should this project move into production, we hope to bring you on board in a consultation capacity. Thomas Cline, Los Angeles, CA
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Mr. Taylor is a well-published independent research scholar specializing in the English Tudor era with numerous monographs reflecting that area of research. Furthermore, he has brought to light several individuals who provided the foundation for the famous and very popular cartoon character Betty Boop in addition to sharing for the first time the complete trial of Helen Kane. Mr. Taylor has had the privilege and honor of interacting with numerous popular actors such as Chevy Chase, Bob Newhart, Elliot Gould and Woody Allen in addition to members of English nobility and members of parliament. Mr. Taylor's literary contributions have been spotlighted in various publications such and the Detroit Free Press, Livingston County Press and talk radio.
Honorably discharged veteran of United States Navy. Served on the U.S.S. Wichita AOR-1, "B" Division-1977-1983.
Served with Howell City Fire Department.
Student of ancient European, Egyptian and Chinese antiquities. Pictured is a 1st century limestone ossuary from Eastern Mediterranean.
Random Access Music studios has been producing music since 1988.
Mr. Taylor was fortunate to have studied at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dr. Mason. This included a performance at Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Taylor is a cross-country runner. Appreciation of antique aircraft and flying single engine aircraft. Passionate about researching material for publication.
Additional performances on the Fisk organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
“Taylor succeeds in furnishing insights into the remarkable mind of this young, 16th-century Protestant noblewoman” & “serious students of English history will relish the new material offered here.” Publishers Weekly, Jan 2005. The Documents of Lady Jane Grey, Nine Days Queen of England, 1553.
“Mr. Taylor is an independent scholar who has not compromised traditional research values to provide his readers with thorough factual historical accounts instead of embellishing a few well-known facts as some modern authors do”. Detroit Free Press. 2008.
“James is a truly talented and gifted musician, author and poet. He is a respected independent scholar and his literary works have been openly accepted in academia and classrooms. It is refreshing to find an author who maintains traditional research values in this era of ‘armchair researchers.” Dr. Charlene Berry. Madonna University Library.
"James Taylor is a Renaissance man, delving into music, history, and writing in his decades long career. As a military veteran, composer, amateur astronomer, and historian, he brings a depth and breadth to his work that is priceless. His penchant for finding a good story in history and talent in finding true sources combine to create intelligent, engaging biographies that reveal his favorite aphorism: truth really is stranger than fiction." The Letterworks: Author Spotlight-2018