Books by Stephen Taylor

DEFIANCE by Stephen Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"An edifying, uncluttered, and enjoyable picture of life in Regency England."
An exhaustive biography of a clever, convivial Regency woman who was "dangerously unconventional, a character too colourful for propriety." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Edward Pellew was 'the First Seaman of the Age.' Taylor illuminates his extraordinary life, and the book is especially vivid and enlightening to landlubbers who don't know a hawser from a yardarm."
In a biography of Edward Pellew (1757-1833), the legendary British captain, Taylor (Storm and Conquest: The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809, 2008) demonstrates his commanding knowledge of naval history, especially during the late-18th and early-19th centuries, a period of some of the greatest battles on the seas. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF KWANZAA by Donna L. Washington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"A fine primer on a holiday that is fast gaining recognition. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Washington's first book tells about the seven-day festival that begins on December 26 and celebrates the bounty of the earth (Kwanzaa means ``first fruits'' in Swahili) and teaches seven principles or beliefs—one for each day. Read full book review >
MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ by Robert Pullen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine addition to the opera lover's shelf. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Everything you always wanted to know (and perhaps a bit more) about the legendary Spanish soprano—a sensible, readable biography. Read full book review >