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Brothers - On His Brothers and Brothers in History

George Howe Colt

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

18h 44m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

56:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

56:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

53:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

49:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

54:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

58:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:23