Search Results: "Frederick Taylor"


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COVENTRY by Frederick Taylor
NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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DRESDEN by Frederick Taylor
NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE by Frederick Barton
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Barton (The El Cholo Feeling Passes, 1985; Courting Pandemonium, 1986) a new momentum and a cumulative power that's surprisingly moving."
A year after his lawyer wife was killed in a car accident, a burglary in his house makes New Orleans film reviewer Mike Barnett wonder whether her death was really accidental. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 5, 1993

"He remains something of a cipher, recording but not reacting to the world through which he passes."
Uneven account of a 14-month-long exploration of the Gulf Coast as it arcs from the tourist traps of Key West to the temples of the Yucatan Peninsula. Read full book review >