Brothers by George Howe Colt audiobook

Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History

By George Howe Colt
Read by David Drummond

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200071111

  • ISBN: 9798200071104

  • ISBN: 9798200071128

Runtime: 18.73 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

George Howe Colt believes that he would be an entirely different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. In Brothers, he movingly recounts the adoration, envy, rivalry, affection, anger, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age. In alternate chapters, Colt moves from a quest to understand how his own brothers shaped his life to an examination of the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. Listeners will learn how Edwin Booth grew up to become the greatest actor on the nineteenth-century American stage while his younger brother John grew up to assassinate a president. They will discover how Will Kellogg worked for his older brother John Harvey as a subservient yes-man for two decades until he finally broke free and launched the cereal empire that outlasted all his brother's enterprises. The author also relates how Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the support of his younger brother, Theo; how Henry David Thoreau's life was shadowed by the early death of his older brother, John; and how the Marx brothers collaborated on the screen but competed offstage for women, money, and fame. Illuminating and affecting, this book will be revelatory for anyone curious about how thoroughly a man's life can be molded by his brothers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

George Howe Colt is a master at balancing the personal and the universal, and the book makes a powerful case for sibling rivalry---and love---as a driving force not just in individual lives but in the world. Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

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Author

Author Bio: George Howe Colt

Author Bio: George Howe Colt

George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide and The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 18.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English