Search Results: "Waights Taylor Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 7, 2011

"An intense work of history that sharply outlines a period of violent injustice in America's history."
Taylor combines the story of his own family's history with the infamous trials of the Scottsboro Boys and the burgeoning activism of Rosa Parks in the racially segregated and tumultuous South. Read full book review >

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Kiss of Salvation by Waights  Taylor Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2014

"Fast-paced detective fiction with a 1940s flair."
In Taylor's (Our Southern Home, 2011) crime novel set in the late 1940s, a serial killer in Birmingham, Alabama, targets African-American prostitutes, and a detective with a sense of social justice intends to stop him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"An unarresting brush-with-stardom memoir that contributes an average-Joe alternative to the familiar Elvis clichÇs. (photos, not seen)"
For hard-core fans only, a dull memoir of a few months in Elvis Presley's two-year military career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A cautionary tale for all readers."
Hot-off-the-press reprobation of the badly flawed indictment process in this notorious incident. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The subject may be hard to talk about, but it must be, and this is a valuable contribution to opening that needed discussion."
Sure-to-be-controversial take on race-based considerations of student need and institutional diversity. 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

NEON DANCERS by Matt Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Overly busy but mostly engaging—and much enhanced by its likable journalist-sleuth."
Palmer Kingston—ace reporter for the Tribune in the small city of Marlinsport, Florida (Neon Flamingo)—now lives in a Spanish mansion he shares with girl reporter A.C. Egan of the rival Times, and collections of neon signs and vintage cars. Read full book review >

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BROWN SUGAR BABIES by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"No candy is sweeter than these scrumptious babies in all of their delicious colors. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poet-photographer, Smith (Tall Tales, p. 124) offers a delectable assortment of chubby-fisted, cherub-cheeked, African-American babies. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >