Search Results: "William Taylor"


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KNITWITS by William Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"With unpredictably comical depictions that never lapse into caricature, and descriptions of the sweater's progress that are a study in gleeful boyish pride, this blithe look at an expectant family has no dropped stitches. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Taylor's comedies Agnes the Sheep (1991) and this latest have in common not only references to wool culture, but a zany point-of- view and some fairly unravelled scenes of domestic life in New Zealand. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOYS by William Taylor
Released: May 19, 1986

"Of interest to corporate people-watchers and others who wonder what kinds of people make it to the top."
Nine of America's most powerful (though virtually unknown) executives are scrutinized in this extraordinarily candid and thought-provoking probe into their business and personal lives. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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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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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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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

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1992

"Occasionally repetitious, but, overall, a freshly observed and stimulating look at an underappreciated facet of the Big Apple. (Forty-seven b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
Ten sprightly yet scholarly essays on the interplay between N.Y.C. and such elements of ``commercial culture'' as vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, and the sports pages. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Vivid and illuminating account of what it's taken, thus far, to get minority rights from the Constitution onto the street."
This revealing memoir from a half-century's immersion as a civil-rights lawyer is an attempt to answer the age-old question: "What's a nice, white, Jewish kid like you doing here?" Read full book review >

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WITH CUSTER ON THE LITTLE BIGHORN by William O. Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"This sweeping account by a surprisingly gifted writer is more than a battlefield epic; it is vibrant, living history that easily leaps the 120-year chasm between us and combatants that day at the Little Bighorn. (Editor tour)"
Joining the crowded ranks of new books about General George Armstrong Custer's now mythic final battle in 1876 is this newfound eyewitness account by a private in the Seventh Cavalry, attached to Major Marcus Reno's command. Read full book review >

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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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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 >