The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics

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Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
University Press of Mississippi
Publish Date
October 02, 2019
Pages
480
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.6 X 9.0 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781617032677

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About the Author

Sydney Ladensohn Stern, a New York-based freelance writer, has contributed to the New York Times and many other publications. She is author of Toyland: The High-Stakes Game of the Toy Industry, a Book of the Month Club pick, and Gloria Steinem: Her Passions, Politics, and Mystique.

Reviews

Beautifully researched and deftly structured . . . This model biography tells a story of two gifted brothers, only one of whom exceeded expectations. But underneath the surface wit and brio, The Brothers Mankiewicz is a harrowing tale of subtly lethal sibling rivalry that ultimately strangled them both.--Scott Eyman "The Wall Street Journal "
Given the overlapping arcs of their careers, a dual biography of the two men makes perfect sense, and Sydney Ladensohn Stern, author of The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics, proves far more than equal to the formidable technical challenges of writing it. She succeeds in keeping the narrative strands of their lives sufficiently separate to make for easy reading while simultaneously illuminating the instructive similarities in their personalities, both of which come through with lively clarity. Above all, she tells their tightly entwined stories thoughtfully and well, with a sympathetic but honest appreciation of their talents--and limitations.--Terry Teachout "Commentary "