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

Julia Flynn Siler

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

17h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

19:15


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

47:44


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

44:46


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

35:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

44:17


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

59:27


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

41:12


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

32:20


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

57:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

44:40


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

45:42


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

36:07


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

32:04


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

44:23


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

32:45


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

37:25


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

31:48


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

42:31


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

49:12


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

50:15


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

42:31


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

41:58


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

38:14


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

40:49


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

37:15


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

04:42


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

00:27