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Taylor, Blaine 1946-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 85 publications in 2 languages and 1,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blaine Taylor
Mercedes-Benz parade and staff cars of the Third Reich, 1933-45 : an illustrated history by Blaine Taylor( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Adolf Hitler : the Eva Braun photograph albums 1912-45 by Blaine Taylor( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. Who was Eva Braun, wife of Adolf Hitler? The answers are revealed here through remarkable personal photographs The year 2012 marks the centenary of Eva Braun's birth. This is the strange-but-true saga of her life, richly illustrated from her own personal photograph albums, as well as from other captured German archives. She married German dictator Adolf Hitler only 36 hours before their joint suicides in Berlin on April 30 1945, in the last week of World War II. This exciting pictorial biography tells the full story of a Catholic convent-bred young woman - not only as the secret mistress, as many historians have painted her since her voluntary death at age 33 - but also as Hitler's lawfully wedded wife, even though she is still largely referred to today by her maiden name. They met at a Munich photography shop in 1929; she was 17, and he was already 40
Hitler's engineers : Fritz Todt and Albert Speer : master builders of the Third Reich by Blaine Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Copiously illustrated and carefully described, this is the first full treatment of two of the Third Reich's most important figures. While Nazi Germany's temporary ascendancy owed much to military skill, the talent of its engineers not only buoyed the regime but allowed it to survive longer than would normally be expected. This unique work focusing on Dr. Fritz Todt and Albert Speer, based on many previously-unpublished photographs and artwork from captured Nazi records, describes how engineering, as well as military skill, allowed the Third Reich to survive. Dr. Todt was the brilliant builder of the world's first superhighway system (the Autobahn) that still exists today, as well as the architect of the German West Wall (Siegfried Line) that predated the later Atlantic and East Walls. The builder, also, of each of the wartime "Fuhrer Headquarters," as well as the submarine pens, Dr. Todt was killed in a still-mysterious airplane crash that may well have been a Nazi death plot, though he was given a State Funeral by Hitler, Todt was succeeded in death as German Minister of Armaments and War Production by the Fuhrer's longtime personal architect (actually one of several), Albert Speer, who was credited by the Allies after the war as having prolonged the conflict by at least a year. Called a genius by Hitler himself, Speer designed and built the prewar Nuremberg Nazi Party Congress rally stands and buildings, many of which can still be visited. More importantly, under the constant rain of Allied bombs and the encroachment of Soviet advances from the East, Speer managed to keep the German industrial machine running until the spring of 1945, though it was driven ever further underground. He also allocated resources to fortifications and counterattacks (the V-missile installations) against both West and East, in attempts to stave off defeat. Convicted as a war criminal at Nuremberg, Speer served his entire 20 year-long sentence at Spandau Prison, then went on to become a best-selling author as a Nazi apologist who died in London suddenly in the arms of his lover on Sept. 1, 1981, the anniversary of the German invasion of Poland. Together, Todt and Speer were the pillars that supported the Third Reich throughout the vicissitudes of battlefield fortune. With over 300 photographs, this is the first work that examines their unique role in history's most terrible war."--Publisher's website
Hitler's headquarters : from beer hall to bunker, 1920-1945 by Blaine Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Restless, Hitler rarely worked at a desk and was almost always on the move during the war, with headquarters scattered throughout Germany and across the continent from the Ukraine to Belgium. Taylor describes the best-known headquarters, such as Wolf's Lair, the Berchtes-gaden complex, and the Berlin bunker, but he also includes many lesser-known ones such as Hitler's armored train Amerika, Felsennest near the Belgian border, and the compound code-named Tannenberg in the Black Forest. Hitler spent a fortune on these varied sites, some of which he never used. Ultimately, and perhaps fittingly, he spent his final days before committing suicide holed up in his extensive bunker deep beneath Berlin."--Jacket
Volkswagen military vehicles of the Third Reich : an illustrated history by Blaine Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. Information data provided by the publisher. -- When Volkswagen burst upon the American automobile scene in the 1960s, it established a reputation for both economy and reliability. Few who drove the original sixties' "Love Bug" knew that the vehicle was the creation of Adolf Hitler in the days of the Third Reich. Originally intended as a symbol of prewar prosperity, the Volkswagen, or "people's car," eventually became a key element in the Nazi war machine. With the outbreak of World War II, the production of the Volkswagen car was adapted for military use, and the Kubelwagen, German "jeep," was designed and manufactured throughout Germany. A special amphibious version, the "Schwimmwagen," was later developed and spearheaded many major German offensives. Appearing in several variants, Volkswagen vehicles became the mainstay of German command and motorized units. This detailed history of the Volkswagen in the 1930s and 1940s covers all varieties of makes and models of the Volkswagen in use during the Third Reich and is richly illustrated with rare photographs of the vehicles themselves, technical drawings, engine designs, and sales brochures of the period
Guarding the Führer : Sepp Dietrich, Johann Rattenhuber and the protection of Adolf Hitler : an illustrated history by Blaine Taylor( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Goering : from secret Luftwaffe to Hossbach War Conference, 1935-37 : the personal photograph albums of Hermann Goering by Blaine Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1935, Goering unveiled to the world his formerly black,' secret German Air Force, the later dreaded Luftwaffe. That April, he married his second wife, a popular German stage actress, and in May solidified Germany's pre-1939 surprisingly good relations with neighbouring Poland. In March 1936, the Luftwaffe took part in the peaceful occupation of the formerly French-occupied Rhineland, and by the end of the year, Goering was also the recognized economic dictator of the Third Reich via heading the Nazi Four Year Plan. A State Visit to Rome in January 1937 made him a main player regarding the future Reich alliance with Fascist Italy and that November, he hosted Europe's largest hunting exposition of 50 years at Berlin. Overshadowing all of this, however, was the top-secret Hossbach war conference, at which Hitler announced his intention go to war by 1943 in order to seize Russian territory for an expanded German empire in the east. In all of the above, Goering was the main player, second only to Hitler, especially regarding the economy and the air force."--
Mercedes Benz parade and staff cars of the Third Reich, 1933-1945 : an illustrated history by Blaine Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Goering by Blaine Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year 1938-39 was when Hitler set out on the road of pre-war bloodless conquests, which led to the actual shooting combat over Poland in September 1939. Both willing and unwilling, Hermann Goering was his main acolyte in achieving the peaceful military occupations of Austria and the Czech-German Sudetenland in 1938, followed by that of Bohemia and Moravia, plus Memel in 1939. Prior to this, Goering played perhaps the key role in the Nazi overthrow of the Third Reich's conservative military and foreign services, being named field marshal as his reward. Having helped Franco win the Spanish Civil War, Goering's Air Force Legion Kondor also returned home victorious, having acquired valuable air war experience in aces, aircraft, and tactics, which served Goering well in the first phase of World War II. A major factor in making the Allies back down to Germany at the infamous Munich Pact Conference, Goering's Luftwaffe was the key bargaining chip that gained these unprecedented territorial acquisitions for Hitler--all without a shot being fired. He also helped achieve alliances with Fascist Slovakia and Italy."--Provided by publisher
Hitler's chariots by Blaine Taylor( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first ever illustrated study on the often photographed but never fully explained mechanical marvel, the Mercedes-Benz G-4 crosscountry touring car, the vehicle that carried Adolf Hitler across much of Europe before and during World War II. Culled from the rich photo archives of Daimler-Benz, as well as from captured German albums in U.S. archives, this work depicts the G-4 in fascinating images and detailed text
Fascist eagle : Italy's air marshal Italo Balbo by Blaine Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaiser Bill! : a New Look At Germany's Last Emperor, Wilhelm II, 1859-1941 by Blaine Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilhelm II (27 January 1959-4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. He was the eldest grandson of Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe. Wilhelm became monarch in 1888 and ruled in peace for twenty-five years. Wilhelm's father had been the hero of three wars and his mother the Princess Royal of Great Britain. When his father died prematurely of throat cancer, Wilhelm succeeded him at age twenty-nine and became the icon of the new 'Wilhelminian' age. Germany excelled in commerce, agriculture, trade, science, cars, the arts, and medicine. Already having Continental Europe's greatest army, Wilhelm set about winning world power via overseas colonies and the building of vast Imperial High Seas Fleet that rivaled Britain's. Eventually, he was defeated by the combined forces of the UK, France, Russia and latterly the USA, and driven into exile by the red revolution. This is a fresh look at a much maligned figure, including his relationships with Bismarck, Hindenburg, Tirpitz, King Edward VII and Tsar Nicholas II, all on the precipice of global change. Was Wilhelm a visionary, a fool, or both?"--Flap
Hermann Goering : Beer Hall Putsch to Nazi blood purge 1919-45 : the personal photograph albums of Hermann Goering by Blaine Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Goering in the First World War by Blaine Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book concentrates on an earlier era of Hermann Goering's life: the slim, dashing fighter pilot and combat ace of an earlier struggle, the Great War, or World War I of 1914-18, which he began as an infantry officer fighting the French Army in the 1914 Battle of the Frontiers. During a hospitalization, his friend Bruno Lorzer convinced him to become an aerial observer-photographer, photographing the mighty French fortress of Verdun. He did, and began these never-before-seen personal photo albums of men and aircraft at war: up close."
Dallas 50 years on : the murder of John F. Kennedy : a new look at an old crime, 22 November 1963-2013 by Blaine Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"JFK had won the Presidency in 1960 by a razor thin majority, and his re-election campaign for 1964 was expected to be as close. He began it in November 1963 with a kick-off multi-city, four-day swing across the important state of Texas. It was going unexpectedly well when shots were fired into his triumphant motorcade in downtown Dallas that ripped history apart, changing it forever. The assassination of American President John F. Kennedy in 1963 came at the very height of both the Cold War following the Second World War and the Pax Americana that was thought to exist at the war's conclusion in 1945. The United States and its allies possessed a far greater number of nuclear weapons than their Soviet adversaries, but the latter could unleash World War 3 and a nuclear Armageddon that would destroy them all."--Page [4] of cover
Reich Rails : Royal Prussia, Imperial Germany, and the First World War 1825-1918 by Blaine Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great War ... Centennial began in 2014, here's a comprehensive study of Prussian / German railways in peace and strife, 1825-1918 - men, rauils, lines, engines, cars, and stations. They all played a critical part in Germany's Wars of Unification during 1864-71, the interwar years, and the final catastrophe that toppled many crowns ... Here the reader will find the sagas of the other railways aligned both for and against the Second reich: Berlin-Baghdad, Trans-Siberian, Hejaz, African, Italian, American, and more. Presented also are notable individual historic trains, such as those of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Tsar Nicholas II, hospital conveyanaces, differing gauges, railroad guns, armored trains, Lenin's infamous 'sealed train' through Germany to Russia, and much more. Here, too, are the famous men who made 'training' a successful wartime tool: banker Bleichroder, soldiers von Moltke, raider Lawrence of Arabia, Bulow and Hindenburg, and how French Mrashal Foch's railroad dining car became the focal point of the Great War's final ending."--Back cover
Reich rails : Royal Prussia, imperial Germany and the First World War, 1835-1918 by Blaine Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Harbor by Blaine Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apex of glory : Benz, Daimler & Mercedes-Benz, 1855-1955 by Blaine Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercedes-Benz G-4 cross-country touring car by Blaine Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first ever illustrated study on the often photographed -- but never fully explained -- mechanical marvel, the Mercedes-Benz G-4 cross-country touring car, the vehicle that carried Adolf Hitler across much of Europe before and during World War II. Culled from the rich photo archives of Daimler-Benz, as well as from captured German albums in US archives, this work depicts the G-4 in fascinating images and detailed text. Volume 2 will cover the Daimler-Benz 770K Grosser Mercedes. - Back cover
 
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Hitler's headquarters : from beer hall to bunker, 1920-1945
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Mrs. Adolf Hitler : the Eva Braun photograph albums 1912-45Hitler's engineers : Fritz Todt and Albert Speer : master builders of the Third ReichHitler's headquarters : from beer hall to bunker, 1920-1945Volkswagen military vehicles of the Third Reich : an illustrated historyMercedes Benz parade and staff cars of the Third Reich, 1933-1945 : an illustrated historyHitler's chariotsApex of glory : Benz, Daimler & Mercedes-Benz, 1855-1955Mercedes-Benz G-4 cross-country touring car
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English (62)

Czech (2)