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    DescriptionThe most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright's celebrated life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark residence, near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Supplying both a gripping mystery story and a portrait of the artist in his prime, William Drennan wades through the myths surrounding Wright and the massacre, casting fresh light on the formulation of Wright's architectural ideology and the cataclysmic effects that the Taliesin murders exerted on the fabled architect and on his subsequent designs.

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    Death in a Prairie House
    Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William R. Drennan, Read by Jim Fleming
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780299232306
    ISBN 10: 0299232301

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000, ARC006000
    DC22: 364.15230977
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    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2009
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    Author Information
    William R. Drennan is professor emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin - Baraboo/Sauk County and adjunct instructor in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina. Jim Fleming, host of the Peabody Award - winning program To the Best of Our Knowledge, has been reading books aloud for thirty years on Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day[registered].
    Review quote
    "William Drennan's careful reconstruction of the events at Taliesin before, during, and after August 15, 1914, sheds new light on the tragic happenings of that day." - Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank "Drennan retells the story, sparing no details and judiciously placing them in the context of Wright's legendary career and tangled personal life.... Memorable crime books are about revealing character, and this one's best when plumbing the psyches of the murderer... and the self-absorbed genius who buried his grief in 45 more years of work." - Harold Henderson, Chicago Reader "Death in a Prairie House is a compelling argument in support of the theory that the Taliesin tragedy profoundly affected not only the future lives of those directly involved (not the least of whom was considered to be the most influential and gifted architect of the time), but likely, the whole course and development of modern architecture." - Craig Jacobsen, Taliesin Preservation, Inc."