Four Friends by William D. Cohan audiobook

Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

By William D. Cohan
Read by Kevin Stillwell

Macmillan Audio 9781250070524

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 07/16/2019

    ISBN: 9781250233349

  • Available on 07/16/2019

    ISBN: 9781250233349

Runtime: 14.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A powerful portrait of the lives of four boarding school graduates who died too young, John F. Kennedy, Jr. among them, by their fellow Andover classmate, New York Times bestselling author William D. Cohan.

In his masterful pieces for Vanity Fair and in his bestselling books, William D. Cohan has proven to be one of the most meticulous and intrepid journalists covering the world of Wall Street and high finance. In his utterly original new audiobook, Four Friends, he brings all of his brilliant reportorial skills to a subject much closer to home: four friends of his who died young. All four attended Andover, the most elite of American boarding schools, before spinning out into very different orbits. Indelibly, using copious interviews from wives, girlfriends, colleagues, and friends, Cohan brings these men to life.

Jack Berman, the child of impoverished Holocaust survivors, uses his unlikely Andover pedigree to achieve the American dream, only to be cut down in an unimaginable act of violence. Will Daniel, Harry Truman’s grandson and the son of the managing editor of The New York Times, does everything possible to escape the burdens of a family legacy he’s ultimately trapped by. Harry Bull builds the life of a careful, successful Chicago lawyer and heir to his family’s fortune...before taking an inexplicable and devastating risk on a beautiful summer day. And the life and death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.—a story we think we know—is told here with surprising new details that cast it in an entirely different light.

Four Friends is an immersive, wide-ranging, tragic, and ultimately inspiring account of promising lives cut short, written with compassion, honesty, and insight. It not only captures the fragility of life but also its poignant, magisterial, and pivotal moments.

Praise for Four Friends:

“William Cohan has written a beautiful and heartbreaking book about friendship and privilege, in a corner of American life that suddenly feels very far away.” - Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Blink

Four Friends is a tender, bracing meditation on ends and beginnings, large dreams and larger misfortunes, outsized promise and unfathomable loss. It is also an indelible portrait of a time and place, at once masterfully researched and deeply personal.” – Stacy Schiff, Pultizer Prize-winning author of A Great Improvisation

“Deeply moving, Four Friends explores the idea of fate and shattered promise with intelligence and heart. It will haunt you and make you think.” – Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Library Book

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Four Friends is a wrenching, beautifully woven story about fate, friendship, and the shattered dreams of once-golden privileged men. I couldn’t put it down.” Jonathan Alter, New York Times bestselling author
“This is a contemplation of the twisting course of any life; how early hopes age; and how few of us become quite what was expected. An excellent book.” Tom Rachman, New York Times bestselling author
“Deeply moving, Four Friends explores the idea of fate and shattered promise with intelligence and heart. It will haunt you and make you think.” Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author
“At once masterfully researched and deeply personal. Cohan writes with a reporter’s acuity and a memoirist’s subtlety.” Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author

Author Bio: William D. Cohan

Author Bio: William D. Cohan

William D. Cohan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers House of Cards and The Last Tycoons, which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has a weekly opinion column in Bloomberg View, and writes frequently for Fortune, the Atlantic, Art News, BusinessWeek, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. He also is a contributing editor on Bloomberg Television and a frequent on-air contributor to MSNBC, CNN and CNBC. A former investment banker, he is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English