BRANCH, Taylor. American, b. 1947. Genres: Novels, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Washington Monthly, Washington, DC, staff member, 1970-73; Harper's, NYC, staff member, 1973-75; Esquire, NYC, staff member, 1975-76; writer. Publications: (ed. with C. Peters, and contrib.) Blowing the Whistle: Dissent in the Public Interest, 1972; (with B. Russell) Second Wind: The Memoirs of an Opinionated Man, 1979; The Empire Blues (novel), 1981; (with E.M. Propper) Labyrinth, 1982; Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, 1988; Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-1965, 1998. Address: 1806 South Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209-4506, U.S.A.