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. Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the financial and emotional support of his younger brother, Theo, in a claustrophobic relationship that both defined and confined them.
Henry David Thoreau's life was shadowed by the early death of his older brother, John, who haunted and inspired his writing. Colt parallels his quest to understand how his own brothers shaped his life with an examination of the complex relationships between famous brothers in history. Illuminating and affecting, Colt's magnificent book is a history told through the lens of fraternal rivalry--and love.
About the Author
George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times notable book of the year, and November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Anne Fadiman, and their two children.
"As soon as I started reading "Brothers," I found myself talking about it to everyone I saw. You will want to give it to people in your life. 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 and Liars and Saints
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 14.6 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.48