Kevin D. Taylor Library Fund

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Kevin D. Taylor graduated from Centre in 1985 with a Degree in Government and Economics. Kevin earned a Master’s Degree in public administration from Indiana University.

Taylor joined Standard and Poor’s Corporation in New York as a Municipal Bonds Analyst, eventually becoming Associate Director of the Municipal Finance Department.  He has also served as Vice President of Prudential Securities, Inc., Vice President of American International Group, Inc., and as an Executive Director of the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank. He is a Trustees Emeriti of Centre College.


Selections from the Taylor Collection

(in alphabetical order by title)


The 1916 Irish Rebellion by Briona Nic Dhiarmada
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang


Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment by Britto
A Course in Cosmology: From Theory to Practice by Dragan Huterer
Aeneid Books VII-IX by Virgil, John Conington, Henry Nettleship, Philip R. Hardie, and Anne Rogerson
After Saddam: American Foreign Policy and the Destruction of Secularism in the Middle East by Dina Badie
After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Breaks the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics and How to Fix It by William Bunch
The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s by William I. Hitchcock
Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend by Deirdre Bair
Algerie 1962: Une Histoire Populaire by Malika Rahal
American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition by James Lee Ray
America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Croghan Kamoie
An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 by William Doyle
Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See For Yourself by Kenneth L. Feder
Ancient Sex: New Essays by Ruby Blondell and Kirk Ormand
And the Category Is..:Inside New York's Vogue, House, and Ballroom Community by Ricky Tucker
Anthropology and/as Education by Tim Ingold - eBook
Anthropology of Learning in Childhood by David F. Lancy, John C. Bock, and Suzanne Gaskins - eBook
Anthropology of Violence & Conflict by Bettina Schmidt, Ingo Schroder, and European Assoc. of Social Anthropologists - eBook
An Unlikely Prisoner by Sean Turnell
The Apparitionists: a Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost by Peter Manseau
The Archaeology of Food: Identity, Politics, and Ideology in the Prehistoric and Historic  Past by Katheryn C. Twiss
Armies of Deliverance: a New History of the Civil War by Elizabeth R. Varon
Art & Queer Culture by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer
Art and Homosexuality: a History of Ideas by Christopher Reed
Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives by Donna Jean Murch
Autoethnography as Method by Heewon Chang


Before You Know It: the Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John A. Bargh
Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction by Colin Camerer
Beyond Blaxploitation by Noyotny Lawrence and Gerald R. Butters
A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists--and Projects to Help You Become One by Danielle Krysa
Birdmen: the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone
The Black Antifascist Tradition: Fighting Back from Anti-Lynching to Abolition by Jeanelle K. Hope
Blackness As A Universal Claim: Holocaust Heritage, Noncitizen Futures, and Black Power in Berlin by Damani J. Partridge
Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by vanessa Grigoriadis
Bosnian Genocide: the Essential Reference Guide by Paul R. Bartrop
Bottom's Dream by Arno Schmidt
The Boys In the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation In the Heartland by Dan Barry
Brainwashed: the Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience by Sally L. Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld
The Brewer's Tale: a History of the World According to Beer by William Bostwick
Brewing by Michael Lewis and Tom W. Young
Bricks Without Straw: a Novel by Albion W. Tourgee and Carolyn L. Karcher
The British are Coming: the War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
Butch Queens Up In Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture In Detroit by Marlon M. Bailey


Charlie Chaplin Vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided by Scott Eyman
The Chemistry of Beer: the Science In the Suds by Roger Barth
China After Mao: the Rise of a Superpower by Frank Dikotter
Chinese Femininities: Chinese Masculinities: a Reader by Susan Brownell and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
The Chosen Few: a Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive In the Mountains of Afghanistan by Gregg Zoroya
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice
Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us Into the Sacred by Victoria Loorz
Cinematography: Theory and Practice, Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors by Blain Brown
A Cold Welcome: the Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America by Sam White
A Commentary on Virgil: Aeneid VIII by Virgil and K.W. Gransden
Communicating Fashion: Clothing, Culture, and Media by Myles Ethan Lascity
Community as Rebellion: a Syllabus for Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color by Lorgia Garcia Pena
A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities by Thomas K. Hubbard
Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Thrive in Love and Work by Jennifer Petriglieri
The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation by Kyung-Hee Kim
Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual by Charles L. Mohler and Sue Ellen Johnson


The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff
Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba by E. Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay
Den Schmerz Der Anderen Begreifen by Charlotte Wiedemann
Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging Practices in Academic Libraries by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin - eBook
Dialogue Across Difference: Practice, Theory and Research on Intergroup Dialogue by Patricia Gurin, Biren A. Nagda and Ximena Zuniga
Diamonds Are Forever: the Business of Baseball by Paul M. Sommers
The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies by Scott E. Page
Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change by Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump
Diversity and Decolonization in French Studies: New Approaches to Teaching by Siham Bouamer and Loic Bourdeau
Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts by L. Stephanie Cobb
DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look With Video by Kurt Lancaster


The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present by Allan J. Lichtman
Empire's Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper by Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez
The Environment: Towards A Sustainable Future by Netherlands Commissie Lange Termijn Milieubeleid
European Cinema by Elizabeth Ezra
European Cinema and Continental Philosophy: Film as Thought Experiment by Thomas Eisaesser
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive by Julia Serano
Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries by Jessica Lacher-Feldman
Experimental Filmmaking: Break the Machine by Kathryn Ramey
Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age by Bernard E. Harcourt


Fashion as Communication by Malcolm Barnard
A Fool's Errand, By One of the Fools: a Novel of the South During Reconstruction by Albion W. Tourgee
Foucault at the Movies by Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan
A Framework for Understanding Poverty: a Cognitive Approach by Ruby K. Payne
Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordan S. Wood
Frog by Elizabeth Neuenfeldt - eBook


The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World by Bruce M. Knauft
A Geography of the Carolinas by D. Gordon Bennett and Jeffrey C. Patton
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: the Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Gordon H. Chang
God the Bestseller: How One Editor Transformed American Religion a Book at a Time by Stephen R. Prothero
The Goddess and the Nation: Mapping Mother India by Sumathi Ramaswamy
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith
Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman
Grammar of the Shot by Christopher J. Bowen
Greater Gotham: a History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace and Edwin G. Burrows
Greek and Latin from an Indo-European Perspective by Coulter H. George
Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
A Guide to Gender: the Social Justice Advocate's Handbook by Sam Killermann
Gullah Culture in America by Wilbur Cross


A Handbook of Basic Brewing Calculations by Stephen R. Holle and Rayu Klimovitz
The Handsome Monk and Other Stories by Tshe-Ring-Don-Grub
Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver by Courtney Bender
Henry Clay: the Man Who Would be President by Henry Clay and James B. Swain
The Herero Genocide: War, Emotion, and Extreme Violence in Colonial Namibia by Matthias Haussler
Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk. by Writerpunk Press
Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror Cinema by Angela M. Smith - eBook
A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare by Diana Preston
A History of the Modern Middle East by William L. Cleveland and Martin P. Bunton
The History of the Modern Fashion from 1850 by Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl
The Homeric Epics and the Chinese "Book of Songs": Foundational Texts Compared by Fritz-Heiner Mutschier
Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton
How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement by Fredrik DeBoer
How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Human Shields: A History of People In the Line of Fire by Dr. Neve Gordon


If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past by Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed
The Impeachers: the Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple
Industrial Organization: Practice Exercises with Answer Keys by Pak-Sing Choi, Erick Dunaway, and Felix Munoz-Garcia
In Full Flight: a Story of Africa and Atonement by John Hylan Hemingway
Inara: Light of Utopia by Ab Bedran and Yaffa As
In the Shadow of Liberty: the Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis
Intellectual Empathy: Critical Thinking for Social Justice by Maureen Linker
Interpretations of the Flood
Introducing Intersectionality by Mary Romero
Introduction A L'analyse Des Textes Litteraires by Louis Hebert
Introduction to Industrial Organization, 2nd Ed. by Luis M. B. Cabral
Island X: Taiwanese Student Migrants, Campus Spies, and Cold War Activism by Wendy Cheng
It Can Happen Here by Leban Hinton


The Jesus Legend: a Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition by Paul R. Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd


The Kamasutra by Vatsyayana
Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann


The Language of Light: a History of Silent Voices by Gerald Shea
Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century by Carlos De La Torre
Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000 by Llana Barber
Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler
Lectio Divina as Contemplative Pedagogy: Re-Appropriating Monastic Practice for the Humanities by Mary Keator
Lenin: the Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen
The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed and Caleb Smith
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America by First Run Features and WNET TV Station - DVD
Life of Lines by Tim Ingold - eBook
Lighting for Cinematography: a Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image by David Landau
A Little Primer of Chinese Oracle-Bone Inscriptions with Some Exercises by Ken'ichi Takashima
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman
Lost England: 1870-1930 by Phiip Davies


The Majesty of Rosh Hashanah: Understanding, Malchuyos, Zichronos and Shofaros by Shimon Mordechai Cohen
Making Christianity Manly Again: Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, and American Evangelicalism by Jennifer McKinney
Market Cities, People Cities: the Shape of Our Urban Future by Michael O. Emerson and Kevin T. Smiley
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War by Benn Steil
Matin Brun by Franck Pavloff
Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Benia Cooper Owens
Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics by Nicole Hemmer
Minds, Brains and Law: the Conceptual Foundtions of Law and Neuroscience by Michael S. Pardo and Dennis M. Patterson - eBook
Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film by Harry M. Benshoff
The Moral Conflict of Law and Neuroscience by Peter A. Alces - eBook
Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, Conflict and the Quest for Meaning by Harry Freedman
Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life In Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing - eBook
My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent Into Darkness by Howard Jones
The Myth of Individualism: How Social Forces Shape our Lives by Peter L. Callero


A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia
Neuroethics: An Introduction With Readings by Martha J. Farah
Neurolaw and Responsibility For Action: Concepts, Crimes, and Courts by Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov - eBook
Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility by Nicole A. Vincent - eBook
Never Caught: the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Eric Armstrong Dunbar
The New English Bible, With the Apocrypha. by Joint Committee on the New Traslation of the Bible
The New Negro: the Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
New Perspectives On Industrial Organization: With Contributions From Behavioral Economics and Game Theory by Victory J. Tremblay and Carol Horton Tremblay
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving by heather Torgenrud


On Desperate Ground: the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides
One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the great stink of 1858 by Rosemary Ashton
The Oral History Reader by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson - eBook
The Order of Evils: Toward an Ontology of Morals by Rela Mazali, Adi Ophir, and Havi Carel
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
The Other Slavery: the Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement In America by Andres Resendez
Our Compelling Interests: the Value of Diversity For Democracy and A Prosperous Society by Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor
The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises by Cecilia Menjivar, Marie Ruiz, and Immanuel Ness
Oxford Latin Syntax. Volume 1, The Simple Cause by Harm Pinkster


Palestine to Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education by Nurit Peled-Elhanan
Penn Center: A History Preserved by Orville Vernon Burton and Wilbur Cross - eBook
The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill by Tim Ingold
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: the Complete Annotated Edition by Ulysses S. Grant
Politeness by Richard J. Watts
The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln by Sidney Blumenthal
Portraits of the Vestal Virgins, Priestesses of Ancient Rome by Molly M. Lindner
Post-Horror: Art, Genre, and Cultural Elevation by David Church
Postkoloniale Erinnerungslandschaften: Wie Deutsche Und Herero In Namibia Des Kriegs Von 1904 Gedenken by Larissa Forster
Presentation Skills for Scientists: A Practical Guide by Edward D. Zanders and Lindsay MacLeod
Proceedings of the 25th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference: Los Angeles, October 25th and 26th, 2013 by Stephanie W. Jamison, H. Craig Melchert, Brent Harmon Vine and Angelo Mercado
The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism by Bianca C. Williams


A Queer Little History of Art by Alex Pilcher
Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China by Hongwei Bao


Race and Ethnicity in America by John Iceland
Readings for Diversity and Social Justice by Maurianne Adams and Various Others
The Real World of Technology by Ursula M. Franklin
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
The Republic For Which It Stands: the United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White
Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life: Essays In Honor of William Schweiker by William Schweiker, Gunter Thomas and Heike Springhart
The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce
Richard Nixon: the Life by John A. Farrell
The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence by Sinisa Malesevic
Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver: the Best and Latest Advice for Beating Pests, Diseases, and Weeds and Staying A Step Ahead of Trouble In the Garden by Fern Marshall Bradley
Root Shock: How Tering Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It by Mindy Thompson Fullilove - eBook
The Rosh Hashanah Anthology by Philip Goodman
Routledge Handbook of Global Populism by Carlos de la Torre Espinosa
The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics by L. Syd M. Johnson and Kraen S. Rommelfanger
Rwanda Since 1994: Stories of Change by Hanna Grayson - eBook
Rwanda 94: Une Tentative De Reparation Symbolique Envers Les Morts, A L'usage Des Vivants by Groupov (Theatrical Company)


The Saboteur: the Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix
The Sappho Companion by Margaret Reynolds
The Second Coming of the KKK: the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon
The Self-Sufficient Gardner: A Complete Guide to Growing and Preserving All Your Own Food by John Seymour
Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life by Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning by James M. Lang
The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
Smart Couples Finish Rich, Revised and Updated: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner by David Bach
The Souls of China: the Return of Religion After Mao by Ian Johnson
Spaces of Their Own: Women's Public Sphere in Transnational China by Mayfair Mei-Hui Yang
Spanish Graphic Narratives: Recent Developments in Sequential Art by Collin McKinney and David F. Richter
Spies and Lies: How China's Greatest Covert Operations Fooled the World by Alex Joske
Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary by Wlter Stahr
The Structural Econometric Modeling In Industrial Organization and Quantitative Marketing: Theory and Application by Ali Hortacsu and Joonhwi Joo
The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy by Suzanne Mettler
Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach by Karl Schwenke
Summers of Discontent: the Purpose of the Arts Today by Raymond Tallis and Julian Spalding
The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: a Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields by John Jeavons and Carol Cox
Synchrony and Diachrony of Ancient Greek: Language, Linguistics and Philology: Essays In Honor of Emilio Crespo by Georgios K. Giannakis, Luz Conti, and Jesus de la Villia


The Tainted Desert: Environmental Ruin in the American West by Valerie Kuletz
Taken for Granted: the Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable by Eviatar Zerubavel
Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoir of Liberation by Karla Jay
Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca by John H. McWhorter
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen
Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom by Melissa Tombro
Ten Great Ideas About Chance by Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms
That Hair by Diaimilia Pereira de Almeida
Thomas Violet, A Sly and Dangerous Fellow: Silver and Spying in Civil War London by Amos Tubb
The Triumviral Period: Civil War, Political Crisis, and Socioeconomic Transformations by Francisco Pina Polo
Tobacco Town Futures: Global Encounters in Rural Kentucky by Ann E. Kingsolver
Transgender China by Howard Chiang
Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line by Manning Marable and Vanessa Agard-Jones
Transtopia In the Sinophone Pacific by Howard Chiang
Trump: the Art of the Deal by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz
Twelve Infallible Men: the Imams and the Making of Shi'ism by Matthew Pierce
The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America by Lani Guinier


The Underground History of American Education: a Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling by john Taylor Gatto
Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human In a World of Machines by Joy Boulamwini


Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual 5th Ed. by Bill Foreyt
The Vietnam War: an Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Violence & Society by Larry J. Ray - eBook
Vietnam's Socialist Servants: Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity by Minh T. N. Nguyen
Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York by Stuart Baker
Voice & Vision: a Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Vom Kolonialismus Zur Globalisierung: Europa Und Die Weit Seit 1500 by Reinhard Wendt


Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick by David Frye
We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino
Weaving Innovations From the Bateman Collection by Robyn Spady, Nancy A. Tracy, and Marjorie Fiddler
Weaving Shaker Rugs: Traditional Techniques to Create Beautiful Reproduction Rugs and Tapes by Mary Elva Congleton Erf
What A Body Can Do: Technique As Knowledge, Practice As Research by Ben Spatz
What Are We Doing Here?: Essays by Marilynne Robinson
What the Qurʼan Meant and Why It Matters by Garry Willis
White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness In America Joan Williams
Why Only Us: Language and Evolution by Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky
Why We Disagree About Inequality: Social Justice Vs. Social Order by John Iceland, Eric Silver, and Ilana Redstone Akresh
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices From the Latinx Diaspora by Saraciea J. Fennell
Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over the New Deal by Eric Rauchway
Woven Shibori by Catherine Ellis

中國漢陽陵彩俑 = The Coloured Figurines In Yang Ling Mausoleum of Han In China by 陝西省考古硏究所, 漢陵考古隊編 = compiled by Archaeological Team of Han Mausoleums, Archaeological Institute of Shaanxi Province ; [王學禮主編, 撰文].

Kevin D. Taylor Library Fund