Books by Frederick Taylor

COVENTRY by Frederick Taylor
Released: Nov. 14, 2015

"A superb portrait of some of the realities of World War II and the increasingly destructive technology created during that time."
Taylor (Exorcising Hitler: The Occupation and Denazification of Germany, 2011, etc.) exposes one of the 20th century's most savage military innovations, aerial bombing, in a well-researched, engaging book about a vicious Luftwaffe bombing in England at the beginning of World War II.Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Taylor's history provides plenty of relevant lessons for today—and not only for Europe."
A well-organized, fast-moving political narrative situating the absolute breakdown of Germany's currency in 1923 in the double context of the international drive for World War I reparations and the violent effects of internal political extremism. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2011

"Hard-hitting yet evenhanded, Taylor's work holds tremendous relevance for our time."
A deeply compelling study of the peace enforced on Germany by the Allied victors at the close of World War II. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2007

"A sturdy contribution to Cold War history."
A history of "a uniquely squalid, violent—and, as we now know, ultimately futile—episode in the post-war world." Read full book review >
DRESDEN by Frederick Taylor
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A sure-to-be controversial argument that the bombing of Dresden 'was not irrational, or pointless.'"
Was Dresden an innocent city smashed into dust by Allied perfidy Allies, as the Vonnegutian legend has it? Or was it a legitimate target? Read full book review >
THE KINDER GARDEN by Frederick Taylor
Released: June 3, 1991

"A fascinating, but flawed, thriller."
British novelist and translator Taylor (Walking Shadows, 1985) returns with an evocative tale set in the rubble of postwar Berlin, just as the Soviet blockade and the Allied airlift begin. Read full book review >