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December 14, 2006
La Cañada resident Alex Taylor has written a new book, "Amazing Mentholatum and the Commerce of Curing the Common Cold 1889-1955," about the company his great-grandfather, A. A. Hyde, founded. The 242-page volume printed by Angeles Crest Publications is priced at $34. Book review columnist Jonathan Kirsch had this to say about the book: "By focusing on the intersection between the pharmaceutical industry and popular culture, Alex Taylor succeeds in telling one of the great tales of American civilization—the heroic effort to conquer the common cold.
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October 18, 2007
  Alex Taylor — Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m . – Author of ‘Amazing Mentholatum.’ His grandfather invented this deep heat rub for the common cold and over the years he’s collected all the packaging he could find for Mentholatum and put the images in a book along with its history. Also, María Amparo Escandón — Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Author of La Cañada’s One City One Book – “González and Daughter Trucking Co.” Flintridge Bookstore, 964 Foothill Blvd.
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By Jane Napier Neely | January 12, 2011
It seems lately that community folk are taking a much-deserved winter snooze after the full-speed-ahead pace of the holidays. Things have been pretty quiet around here, which is quite alright with me. I always savor the full 12 days of Christmas, so it was with great reluctance that I dismantled my tree last week and once again carefully wrapped each treasured ornament in tissue paper to store them all away for another year. It is always a little bit sad for me to fulfill this task because each ornament has loving memories attached to it. The ornaments have been gathered from all over the world where my family has traveled, so if they could talk, each one would have a fascinating story to tell.
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October 18, 2007
  Alex Taylor — Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m . – Author of ‘Amazing Mentholatum.’ His grandfather invented this deep heat rub for the common cold and over the years he’s collected all the packaging he could find for Mentholatum and put the images in a book along with its history. Also, María Amparo Escandón — Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Author of La Cañada’s One City One Book – “González and Daughter Trucking Co.” Flintridge Bookstore, 964 Foothill Blvd.
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December 14, 2006
La Cañada resident Alex Taylor has written a new book, "Amazing Mentholatum and the Commerce of Curing the Common Cold 1889-1955," about the company his great-grandfather, A. A. Hyde, founded. The 242-page volume printed by Angeles Crest Publications is priced at $34. Book review columnist Jonathan Kirsch had this to say about the book: "By focusing on the intersection between the pharmaceutical industry and popular culture, Alex Taylor succeeds in telling one of the great tales of American civilization—the heroic effort to conquer the common cold.
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