The House of Mondavi

The House of Mondavi

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An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that builta€”and then spectacularly losta€”a global wine empire Set in Californiaa€™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.a€™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. Cesarea€™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 Roberta€™s exile from the familya€”and his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking. Roberta€™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 Michaela€™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.... Greer, interview with the author. a new nine-thousand-square-foot house: a€œ Mondavi Residence, For Michael aamp; Isabel Mondavi, 5593 Silverado Trail, a€ architectural floor plan (Sonoma, Calif. ... transition to the next generation during that time.

Title:The House of Mondavi
Author:Julia Flynn Siler
Publisher:Penguin - 2007-06-19


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