Search Results: "Frederick Taylor"


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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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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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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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

INLAND by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2006

"Atmospheric and textured but lacking a payoff."
Muffled sketch of Cold War U.S. culture. Read full book review >

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SNOWBOARDING TO NIRVANA by Frederick Lenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lenz has written a comic masterpiece, whether he meant to or not."
Real-life snowboarder Lenz (Surfing the Himalayas, 1995) takes us, in what may be the most hilarious spiritual quest since Candide, on a most excellent pilgrimage through the mountains of Nepal. Read full book review >

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PETER SIMPLE by Frederick Marryat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"This is one of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels, and its selection alone bodes well for a very promising series."
paper 0-8050-5565-7 The enduring popularity of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels has fortuitously stimulated Norton's new Heart of Oak Sea Classics. Read full book review >