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Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is the author of American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work, published this February by Bantam.  It is his ninth book of non-fiction covering a wide variety of subjects, including tournament bass fishing, the Mafia, and life in a small church.  Laser, published in 2000, recounts the invention of the laser and the thirty years of patent warfare that ensued.  His memoir, A Necessary End, recounts a baby boomer's growing concern and care for his parents in their final years, and was called by the Washington Post "one of the key stories of our time."  And he worked with astronaut and Senator John Glenn on his 1999 bestseller John Glenn: A Memoir.

From 2002 to 2006, Taylor served as president of the the Authors Guild, the oldest and largest organization of published writers in the United States, which advocates for authors' rights.  He lives in New York City. 



Don’t we need a new WPA?
ASK THIS | February 19, 2008
The author of a new book on FDR’s Works Progress Administration writes that a jobs program would give more bang for the buck than a tax rebate –- and could also address the nation's serious infrastructure problems.

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