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The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: a true story of my family
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[United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2016.
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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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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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Shroder, T., & Press, B. (2016). The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: a true story of my family. Unabridged. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shroder, Tom and Barry, Press. 2016. The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc.

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Shroder, Tom and Barry, Press, The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc, 2016.

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Shroder, Tom, and Barry Press. The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family. Unabridged. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc, 2016.

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