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The House of Mondavi; The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty by Julia Flynn Siler - 1st Edition - 2007 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 010803)

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

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

by Julia Flynn Siler

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ISBN 10
1592402593
ISBN 13
9781592402595
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New York, NY: Gotham Books, 2007 Gotham Books, New York. 2007. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for remainder mark on textblock bottom. Book Condition: VG+; light bumping to head and tail; light bottom edge shelfwear. DJ: Very Good +; NOT Price Clipped ($28.00); light bumping to head and tail; edge bumping to top edge; small closed tear at front gutter. Maroon boards with white overlay on spine with bright copper lettering on spine. 452 pp 8vo. This book show how one family built and reigned over America's preeminent wine empire, until their towering achievement crumbled under the weight of sibling rivalry, bitterness, and greed. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

Synopsis

An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built—and then spectacularly lost—a global wine empireSet 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 Corp.'s twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn 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.

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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
010803
Title
The House of Mondavi; The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
Author
Julia Flynn Siler
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1592402593
ISBN 13
9781592402595
Publisher
Gotham Books
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
2007
LCCN
2007004326
Keywords
Wine industry, Mondavi, Mondavi family, american Wine Industry, vintner, Napa Valley, business empire, grape vines, wine cellars, vineyards, grapes, viticulture, wine tasting, Ellis Island, Italian immigrant, California Wines, family politics, television
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Biographies;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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