Search Results: "Elizabeth Dowling Taylor"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An important story of human struggle, determination and triumph."
The former director of education at James Madison's Montpelier debuts with the biography of Paul Jennings, a slave who grew up with the Madisons, was with the former president when he died, gained his freedom and sired many descendants. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL BLACK ELITE by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2017

"Important research on an overlooked but significant figure."
A lively work chronicling the growth of the educated African-American movers and shakers in Washington, D.C., on the brink of renewed Jim Crow laws. Read full book review >

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YOU'LL ENJOY IT WHEN YOU GET THERE by Elizabeth  Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Sensitive souls are scrutinized with delicate English understatement."
A newly selected volume of short fiction by a much-admired but not widely known English writer showcases her subtle insights. Read full book review >

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BELATED by Elizabeth Russell Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Pensive and luminous despite its dolor, a resonant collection that deftly contemplates the existential."
Russell Taylor's (Will Dolores Come to Tea?, 2010, etc.) latest collection of short stories explores mourning, love, loss and the struggle for meaningful connection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Expect the warmest response from a nonprofessional audience."
Again, Dowling (Perfect Woman, 1988, etc.) uses personal experience—her daughter's depression—as the springboard for her writing, this time arguing for the primary role of brain biochemistry in a large number of illnesses frequently considered biological in origin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Engagingly written, but essentially a reworking of the territory of the author's earlier books, without many surprises. (Author tour)"
The Cinderella Complex revisited, this time with dollar signs added. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2000

"The assumption of men's ill-will and bad behavior toward women will doubtless rankle many male readers, but women's study groups should find this convincing and comforting—if not downright inspiring."
A feisty challenge to the notion that females are the weaker sex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2000

"A breathlessly engrossing history of a classic urban political machine and the powerbroker who ran it his way. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A monumental biography of Chicago's six-term mayor that elevates the coarse and cunning political boss to the status of an American icon. Read full book review >

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THE NORTHWEST MURDERS by Elizabeth Atwood Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"Full of Indian and gold-mining lore, old and new love affairs, including Maggie's own with environmentalist Jim Pepper, the rambling story here never matches the pithiness of its first chapter—but an intrepid Maggie and an exotic puzzle will keep the reader entertained, if not enthralled."
In a third outing, p.i. Read full book review >

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SNUG by Mary Elizabeth Hanson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Cut-paper pictures use a warm palette to illustrate curious bears in a natural setting, although Taylor is better at creating snuggly, loving scenes than suspenseful ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boundless energy of a toddler is dramatized through the antics of Snug, a bear cub, and his mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An important attempt to shift the discussion on health in the United States."
Bradley (Public Health/Yale Univ.) and Harvard presidential scholar Taylor examine why Americans are less healthy than others around the world, even though the United States spends more on health. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"The publication date is whimsically appropriate. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A stylish oversize edition of the Baron's adventures in Russia, including the Turkish Campaign that culminated in his temporary employment as the Sultan's beekeeper and slave. Read full book review >