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Taylor, Stephen 1948-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 3,884 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history  Biographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Stephen Taylor
 
Most widely held works by Stephen Taylor
Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain by Stephen Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply the greatest British frigate captain in the age of sail. Left fatherless at age eight, with a penniless mother and five siblings, Pellew fought his way from the very bottom of the navy to fleet command. Victories and eye-catching feats won him a public following. Yet he had a gift for antagonizing his better-born peers, and he made powerful enemies. Redemption came with his last command, when he set off to do battle with the Barbary States and free thousands of European slaves. Opinion held this to be an impossible mission, and Pellew himself, leading from the front in the style of his contemporary Nelson, did not expect to survive. Pellew's humanity, fondness for subordinates, and blind love for his family, and the warmth and intimacy of his letters, make him a hugely engaging figure. Stephen Taylor gives him at last the biography he deserves.--Publisher description
Caliban's shore : the wreck of the Grosvenor and the strange fate of her survivors by Stephen Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 1782 shipwreck of one of the East India Company's most prestigious ships, describing how ninety-one crew members and thirty-four wealthy passengers found themselves stranded on the unexplored coast of southeast Africa
Shaka's children : a history of the Zulu people by Stephen Taylor( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History has portrayed Shaka, founder of the Zulu nation, as a pitiless and savage conqueror. Yet British fortune-seekers of the 1820s found Shaka's Zulus a dignified people whose martial qualities were tempered by generosity and hospitality. Within a few years, as Zulu territory was threatened by expanding colonial populations, all this had changed." "Taylor's resonant and acute account conjures the atmosphere of the past through close adherence to contemporary oral sources. The Zulu world, its passions, intrigues and ideals, the sly white traders, the squabbling Boers, the thunderous battles and the bright African landscape rise fresh and startling from the page." "Tribal orders are re-emerging in South Africa's first multi-racial democracy. Yet the Zulu - in the vanguard eighty years ago of the formation of the ANC - are now seen as rebels against the new order. Their past and their place in South Africa's history has taken on an urgent contemporary relevance."--Jacket
Defiance : the extraordinary life of Lady Anne Barnard by Stephen Taylor( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on six volumes of unpublished memoirs to chronicle the life of Lady Anne Barnard, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poet and painter, who lived on her own terms and defied the conventions of her day
Storm and conquest : the clash of empires in the eastern seas, 1809 by Stephen Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a fateful season in the early nineteenth century during which the effort to bring home Bengali saltpeter for the Peninsular campaign focused on the capture of the island of Mauritius and culminated in significant military and civilian losses
The Caliban Shore : the fate of the Grosvenor castaways by Stephen Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grosvenor was one of the finest East Indiamen of her day, a grand three-masted square-rigger of 741 tons bristling with 26 cannon. When she ran aground on the treacherous coast of south-east Africa, an astonishing number of her crew and passengers, including women and children, reached the shore safely. But the castaways were hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost - and utterly ignorant of their surroundings and the people among whom they found themselves." "Stephen Taylor pieces together this extraordinary saga with tremendous narrative flair. Drawing upon much new research, he sifts the myths that became attached to the Grosvenor from a reality that is no less gripping. Taking the reader to the heart of what is now the Wild Coast of Pondoland, The Caliban Shore reveals the misunderstandings that led to tragedy, tells the story of those who escaped and unravels the mystery of those who stayed."--Jacket
Storm and conquest : the battle for the Indian Ocean, 1809. by Stephen Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of maritime losses in the Indian Ocean in 1808 and 1809, in which fourteen East Indiamen carrying saltpetre for the Peninsular campaign were lost to a combination of storms, shipwreck and enemy action
The mighty Nimrod : a life of Frederick Courteney Selous, African hunter and adventurer, 1851-1917 by Stephen Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defiance : the life and choices of Lady Anne Barnard by Stephen Taylor( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society, yet was never fully part of it. The Prince of Wales counted among many friends and she was brilliant in company. But she was seen as an eccentric - an outsider. What defined this poet and musician, artist and hostess, was defiance of convention. High-born yet an egalitarian, she rejected numerous suitors, lived independently by buying and renting houses and travelled alone to observe the French Revolution. When she did marry it was to a junior army officer, twelve years younger than she, and together they withdrew to Africa. Her curious ways attracted gossip right into her final years when she raised a mysterious dark-skinned child at her home in Berkeley Square
Storm and conquest : [the clash of empires in the eastern seas, 1809] by Stephen Taylor( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's navy and France. At stake was Britain's commercial lifeline to India--and its strategic capacity to wage war in Europe. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. In bringing home Bengali saltpeter for the peninsular campaign with military and civilian passengers, Britain lost fourteen of her great Indiamen, either sunk or taken by enemy frigates. Many hundreds of lives were lost, and the East India Company was shaken to its foundations. The focus of these disasters, military and meteorological, was a tiny French outpost in mid-ocean--the island known as Mauritius. This is the story of that season. It brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women, and children caught at sea in hurricanes and those who survived to take up the battle to drive the French from the Eastern seas. Mauritius must be taken at any cost!
Employee resourcing by Stephen Taylor( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive book examines the key processes of employee resourcing in the context of the radical changes we are now witnessing to the nature of work and jobs
Cities of Australia by Tony Duboudin( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia by Tony Duboudin( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain by Stephen Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply the greatest frigate captain in the age of sail. An incomparable seaman, ferociously combative yet chivalrous, a master of the quarterdeck and an athlete of the tops, he was as quick to welcome a gallant foe into his cabin as to dive to the rescue of a man overboard
A history of the Zulu people by Stephen Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Express pocket guide to Australia by Tony Duboudin( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for the Indian ocean, 1808-10 by Stephen Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Ocean, 1809. At stake: Britain's commercial lifeline to India and naval supremacy. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. This book brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women and children caught at sea in hurricanes, and those who survived to drive the French from Eastern seas
Handbook of Central and East Europe 1938( Book )

4 editions published in 1938 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livingstone's tribe : a journey from Zanzibar to the Cape by Stephen Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary, passionate and personal journey into Africa's past. 'The most enthralling account out of Africa for years.' Daily Mail. '"Livingstone's Tribe" is excellent ... Taylor is an intelligent and stimulating companion.' Financial Times 'At the book's heart is a riveting examination of Livingstone's tribe ... the whites of post-independence Africa.' Independent on Sunday 'Taylor's expedition into the interior of the continent's colonial past has got everything that such a book should have.' Guardian 'Stephen Taylor, a third-generation EmigrE of British descent, finds a melancholy collection of white misfits and failures ... as well as a heroic, dwindling clutch of missionaries still holding the line. The catalogue of theft, corruption, murder and superstition that Taylor chronicles makes appalling, fascinating reading. Yet Taylor is no Colonel Blimp, rather an anti-apartheid liberal who fled the old South Africa and welcomed independence for Mugabe's Zimbabwe.' Daily Mail 'Sights and travel experiences are vividly described and people both from Livingstone's and from the other tribes are handled particularly well.' Sunday Times
Fashioning the feminine : girls, popular culture and schooling by Peter Gilbert( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Caliban's shore : the wreck of the Grosvenor and the strange fate of her survivors
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Shaka's children : a history of the Zulu peopleStorm and conquest : the clash of empires in the eastern seas, 1809The Caliban Shore : the fate of the Grosvenor castawaysStorm and conquest : the battle for the Indian Ocean, 1809.Storm and conquest : [the clash of empires in the eastern seas, 1809]A history of the Zulu peopleThe battle for the Indian ocean, 1808-10Livingstone's tribe : a journey from Zanzibar to the Cape
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