The Queen

The Queen The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth - Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction

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Synopsis

"On the South Side of Chicago in 1974, Linda Taylor reported a phony burglary, concocting a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. The detective who checked it out soon discovered she was a welfare cheat who drove a Cadillac to collect ill-gotten government checks. And that was just the beginning: Taylor, it turned out, was also a kidnapper, and possibly a murderer. A desperately ill teacher, a combat-traumatized Marine, an elderly woman hungry for companionship- after Taylor came into their lives, all three ended up dead under suspicious circumstances. But nobody- not the journalists who touted her story, not the police, and not presidential candidate Ronald Reagan- seemed to care about anything but her welfare thievery. Growing up in the Jim Crow South, Taylor was made an outcast because of the color of her skin. As she rose to infamy, the press and politicians manipulated her image to demonize poor black women. Part social history, part

Book information

ISBN: 9781432871499
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Imprint: Thorndike Press
Pub date:
Edition: Large print edition
DEWEY: 364.163
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: cm.
Weight: 862g
Height: 218mm
Width: 142mm
Spine width: 36mm