Frederick Taylor Biography
Frederick Taylor was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School; Oxford University,
where he read History and Modern Languages; and Sussex University, where he did
postgraduate work specializing in the rise of the extreme Right in Germany
during the early twentieth century. A Volkswagen Studentship award enabled him
to research and travel widely in both parts of divided Germany at the height of
the Cold War. A former publisher and author of several novels set in Germany (Walking
Shadows, 1985; The Peace Brokers, 1992; Kinder Garden, 1994
and Operation Thunderclap, 2003).
In addition, he is the author of Dresden: Tuesday, February 13, 1945
(nonfiction, 2004), the first serious reappraisal of one of the most infamous
air raids of the Second World War. The book has been acclaimed for its intensive
research, and its in-depth understanding of both the historical and contemporary
context of Dresden during the conflict; and editor and translator of various
works from German, including The Goebbels Diaries, 1939-1941. The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989 was published in the UK in September 2006. It was
published in the USA in May 2007 (as The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989). He is married with three children and lives in Cornwall, England.
This biography was last updated on 07/17/2011.
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