We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The most famous writer who ever lived: a true story of my family
(Book)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Published:
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016].
Physical Desc:
402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status:
Arcade
BIOGRAPHY Kantor, M. 2016

Description

"A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls, to a former Marine suffering from debilitating PTSD and his doctor who is pioneering a successful psychedelic drug treatment in Acid Test. Shroder's most fascinating reporting, however, comes from within his own family: his 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 was an early mentor to John D. McDonald, and is credited with discovering the singer Burl Ives. He wrote the novel Glory for Me, which became the multi-Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives. He ghostwrote General Curtis LeMay's memoirs, penning the infamous words "we're going to bomb them back to the Stone Age" regarding North Vietnam. Kantor also suffered from alcoholism, an outsized ego, and an overbearing, abusive, and publically 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"--

Also in This Series

Copies

Location
Call Number
Status
Arcade
BIOGRAPHY Kantor, M. 2016
On Shelf

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399174599

Notes

General Note
Includes index.
Description
"A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls, to a former Marine suffering from debilitating PTSD and his doctor who is pioneering a successful psychedelic drug treatment in Acid Test. Shroder's most fascinating reporting, however, comes from within his own family: his 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 was an early mentor to John D. McDonald, and is credited with discovering the singer Burl Ives. He wrote the novel Glory for Me, which became the multi-Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives. He ghostwrote General Curtis LeMay's memoirs, penning the infamous words "we're going to bomb them back to the Stone Age" regarding North Vietnam. Kantor also suffered from alcoholism, an outsized ego, and an overbearing, abusive, and publically 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"--,Provided by publisher.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Shroder, T. (2016). The most famous writer who ever lived: a true story of my family. New York, Blue Rider Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shroder, Tom. 2016. The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family. New York, Blue Rider Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shroder, Tom, The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family. New York, Blue Rider Press, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shroder, Tom. The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family. New York, Blue Rider Press, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
dc8a4f36-06eb-a30e-2e05-b49f46244fb0
Go To Grouped Work

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJun 14, 2024 12:09:10 AM
Last File Modification TimeJun 14, 2024 12:10:08 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 22, 2024 02:43:44 AM

MARC Record

LEADER02866pam 2200373 i 4500
001  2016016448
003DLC
00520161003060431.0
008160718s2016    nyua          001 0beng  
010 |a 2016016448
020 |a 9780399174599
040 |a DLC |b eng |e rda |c DLC |d NjBwBT |d GCmBT
042 |a pcc
049 |a JRSA
05000 |a PS3521.A47 |b Z84 2016
08200 |a 813/.52 |a B |2 23
1001 |a Shroder, Tom, |e author.
24514 |a The most famous writer who ever lived : |b a true story of my family / |c Tom Shroder.
2641 |a New York : |b Blue Rider Press, |c [2016]
300 |a 402 pages : |b illustrations ; |c 24 cm
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier
500 |a Includes index.
520 |a "A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald among others, Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories, from interviewing South American children who claim to have memories of past lives for his book Old Souls, to a former Marine suffering from debilitating PTSD and his doctor who is pioneering a successful psychedelic drug treatment in Acid Test. Shroder's most fascinating reporting, however, comes from within his own family: his 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 was an early mentor to John D. McDonald, and is credited with discovering the singer Burl Ives. He wrote the novel Glory for Me, which became the multi-Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives. He ghostwrote General Curtis LeMay's memoirs, penning the infamous words "we're going to bomb them back to the Stone Age" regarding North Vietnam. Kantor also suffered from alcoholism, an outsized ego, and an overbearing, abusive, and publically 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"-- |c Provided by publisher.
60010 |a Kantor, MacKinlay, |d 1904-1977.
60010 |a Kantor, MacKinlay, |d 1904-1977 |x Family.
60010 |a Shroder, Tom |x Family.
6500 |a Authors, American |y 20th century |v Biography.
6500 |a Authors, American |y 20th century |x Family relationships.
907 |a .b2441847x
932 |a BIOGRAPHY Kantor, M. 2016
945 |y .i74781364 |i 33029102050796 |l arcag |s - |k  |u 8 |x 0 |w 0 |v 2 |t 3 |z 10-14-16 |o -
998 |e - |d a  |f eng |a arc