The House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler audiobook

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty

By Julia Flynn Siler
Read by Alan Sklar

Tantor Audio 9781592403677

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200141708

  • ISBN: 9798200141692

  • ISBN: 9798200141715

Runtime: 17.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Set in California's lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal. From 1906, when Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi passed through Ellis Island, to the Robert Mondavi Corporation's twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler brings to life both the place and the people in this riveting family drama. The blood feuds are as spectacular as the business triumphs. Cesare's sons, Robert and Peter, literally came to blows in the 1960s during a dispute touched off by the purchase of a mink coat, resulting in Robert's exile from the family—and his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking. Robert's sons, Michael and Timothy, as passionate in their own ways as their visionary father, waged battle with each other for control of the company before Michael's expansive ambitions ultimately led to a board coup and the sale of the business to an international conglomerate. A meticulously reported narrative based on thousands of hours of interviews, The House of Mondavi is bound to become a classic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A fascinating history filled with charismatic yet flawed characters. BusinessWeek
“A fascinating history filled with charismatic yet flawed characters.” BusinessWeek

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Author

Author Bio: Julia Flynn Siler

Author Bio: Julia Flynn Siler

Julia Flynn Siler is the New York Times bestselling author of The House of Mondavi. Her most recent book, Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. An award-winning journalist, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English