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The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family
By Tom Shroder and Barry Press (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Publication date October 4, 2016
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781515906285
ISBN-10 1515906280
Dimensions 1.10 by 6.40 by 5.30 in.
Original list price $44.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories. His most fascinating reporting, however, comes from within his own family: Shroder's grandfather, MacKinlay Kantor, was the world-famous author of Andersonville, the seminal novel of the Civil War. As a child, Shroder was in awe of the larger-than-life character. Kantor's friends included Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandberg, Gregory Peck, and James Cagney. He wrote the novel Glory for Me, which became the multi-Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives. Kantor also suffered from alcoholism, an outsized ego, and an overbearing, abusive, and publicly embarrassing personality where his family was concerned; he blew through a small fortune in his lifetime, dying nearly destitute and alone. In The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived, Shroder revisits the past-Kantor's upbringing, his early life, and career trajectory-and writes not just the life story of one man but a meditation on fame, family secrets, and legacies, and what is remembered after we are gone.

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With Tom Shroder | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 4, 2016)
9781515906285 | details & prices | 6.40 × 5.30 × 1.10 in. | List price $44.99
About: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories.
With Tom Shroder | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 4, 2016)
9781515956280 | details & prices | 5.30 × 7.40 × 0.60 in. | List price $29.99
About: A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories.

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