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The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Paperback – 1 May 2008


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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham Books; Reprint edition (May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592403670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592403677
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 23.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 984,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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aCall it Greek tragedy or Shakespearean drama, Biblical strife, Freudian acting out, or even soap opera. . . . Compelling.a
aEric Asimov, "The New York Times"
aA fascinating chronicle . . . a twisted tale filled with big egos, beautiful backdrops, and charismatic-yet-flawed characters who pull off towering feats and then throw them all away.a
a"Business Week"
aA first-rate job of creating a balanced view of this epic A merican drama. . . . T he book reads like a novel and her crisp style makes the book compelling regardless of whether the reader has an interest in wine. . . . Itas a great summer read but it also belongs on the reference shelf of any wine library.a
a"Seattle Post aIntelligencer"
aExplores the Mondavisa bumpy journey in grand and fascinating detail. . . . Fluid and well-written.a
aJames Laube, "Wine Spectator"
aEpica a"U.S. News & World Report"
aA riveting story that is part soap opera, part Shakespearean family drama.a
aNPRas "Day to Day"
aBased on exhaustive research and interviews, each page is packed with facts and footnotes which, by dint of superb writing, manage to engage the reader and avoid the data brain-lock that would have plagued a less-talented journalist.a
a"Barronas"

?Call it Greek tragedy or Shakespearean drama, Biblical strife, Freudian acting out, or even soap opera. . . . Compelling.?
?Eric Asimov, "The New York Times"
?A fascinating chronicle . . . a twisted tale filled with big egos, beautiful backdrops, and charismatic-yet-flawed characters who pull off towering feats and then throw them all away.?
?"Business Week"
?A first-rate job of creating a balanced view of this epic A merican drama. . . . T he book reads like a novel and her crisp style makes the book compelling regardless of whether the reader has an interest in wine. . . . It's a great summer read but it also belongs on the reference shelf of any wine library.?
?"Seattle Post ?Intelligencer"
?Explores the Mondavis? bumpy journey in grand and fascinating detail. . . . Fluid and well-written.?
?James Laube, "Wine Spectator"
?Epic? ?"U.S. News & World Report"
?A riveting story that is part soap opera, part Shakespearean family dra

About the Author

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, is a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. An award-winning journalist, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. Please visit juliaflynnsiler.com for more information.


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