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Colt, George Howe

Overview
Works: 17 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 3,725 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by George Howe Colt
The enigma of suicide by George Howe Colt( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puts the current thinking on suicide into historical context tracing how people have thought and felt about it for thousands of years
The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 by George Howe Colt( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 23, 1968, near the end of a turbulent and memorable year, there was a football game that would also prove turbulent and memorable: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both teams entered undefeated and, technically at least, came out undefeated. The final score was 29-29. To some of the players on the field, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side's miraculous comeback in the game's final 42 seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, campus takeovers, and, looming over everything, the war in Vietnam. George Howe Colt's The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was "God." There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk's son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids' hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm. Vivid, lively, and constantly surprising, this magnificent and intimate work of history is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary time, and of a country facing issues that we continue to wrestle with to this day
November of the soul : the enigma of suicide by George Howe Colt( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented with deep compassion and humanity, November of the Soul is an invaluable contribution not only to our understanding of suicide but also of the human condition. Book jacket
The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 by George Howe Colt( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Howe Colt shares the acount of an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history
Brothers : [George Howe Colt on his brothers and brothers in history] by George Howe Colt( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Howe Colt believes that he would be an entirely different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. In Brothers, he movingly recounts the adoration, envy, rivalry, affection, anger, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age
Brothers : on his brothers and brothers in history by George Howe Colt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G E O R G E H OW E C O L T ' S The Big House is, as the New Yorker said, "full of surprises and contains more than seems possible: a family memoir, a brief history of the Cape, an investigation of nostalgia, a study of class, and a meditation on the privileges and burdens of the past." Colt's new book, Brothers, is an equally idiosyncratic and masterful blend of memoir and history featuring both the author's three brothers and iconic brothers in history'the Booths, the Van Goghs, the Kelloggs, the Marx Brothers, and the Thoreaus. Colt believes he would be a different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. He movingly recounts the adoration, envy, affection, resentment, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age, also rendering a volatile decade in American life: the 1960s. Some of the Colt men now have children; all have found their own paths; all now consider their brothers to be their closest friends. In alternate chapters, Colt parallels his quest to understand how his own brothers shaped his life with an examination of the rich and complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. He explores how Edwin Booth grew up to become the greatest actor on the nineteenth-century American stage while his younger brother John grew up to assassinate a president. How Will Kellogg worked for his overbearing older brother John Harvey as a subservient yes-man for two decades until he finally broke free and launched the cereal empire that outlasted all his brother's enterprises. How Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the financial and emotional support of his younger brother, Theo, in a claustrophobic relationship that both defined and confined them. How Henry David Thoreau's life was shadowed by the early death of his older brother, John, who haunted and inspired his writing. And how the Marx Brothers collaborated on the screen but competed offstage for women, money, and fame. Illuminating and affecting, this book will be revelatory for any parent of sons, any sibling, anyone curious about how a man's life can be molded by his brothers. Colt's magnificent book is a testament to the abiding power of fraternal love
Brothers : on his brothers and brothers in history by George Howe Colt( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Howe Colt believes that he would be an entirely different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. In Brothers, he movingly recounts the adoration, envy, rivalry, affection, anger, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age
The Big House by George Howe Colt( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe Colt reveals not just one family's fascinating story but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent forty-two summers, Colt returned for one last August with his wife and young children. The Big House, the author's loving tribute to his one-of-a-kind family home, interweaves glimpses of that elegiac final visit with memories of earlier summers spent at the house and of the equally idiosyncratic people who lived there over the course of five generations. Built by Colt's great-grandfather one hundred years ago on a deserted Cape Cod peninsula, the house is a local landmark (neighboring children know it as the Ghost House): a four-story, eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, sloped roofs, and dormers. The emotional home of the Colt family, the Big House has watched over five weddings, four divorces, and three deaths, along with countless anniversaries, birthday parties, nervous breakdowns, and love affairs. Beaten by wind and rain, insulated by seaweed, it is both romantic and run-down, a symbol of the faded glory of the Boston Brahmin aristocracy. With a mixture of amusement and affection, Colt traces the rise and fall of this tragicomic social class while memorably capturing the essence of summer's ephemeral pleasures: sailing, tennis, fishing, rainy-day reading. Time seems to stand still in a summer house, and for the Colts the Big House always seemed an unchanging place in a changing world. But summer draws to a close, and the family must eventually say good-bye. Elegant and evocative, The Big House is both magical and sad, a gift to anyone who holds cherished memories of summer
Brothers : George Howe Colt on his brothers and brothers in history by George Howe Colt( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In alternate chapters, Colt moves from a quest to understand how his own brothers shaped his life to an examination of the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. The author believes that he would be an entirely different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. In this book, he movingly recounts the adoration, envy, rivalry, affection, anger, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age. He discusses how Edwin Booth grew up to become the greatest actor on the nineteenth-century American stage while his younger brother John grew up to assassinate a president. He shows how Will Kellogg worked for his older brother John Harvey as a subservient yes-man for two decades until he finally broke free and launched the cereal empire that outlasted all his brother's enterprises. The author also relates how Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the support of his younger brother, Theo; how Henry David Thoreau's life was shadowed by the early death of his older brother, John; and how the Marx brothers collaborated on the screen but competed offstage for women, money, and fame
Birthmark by George Howe Colt( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Big House A Century in life of an American Summer Home by George Howe Colt( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sleepwalker without walls : a collection of poetry by George Howe Colt( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Colt : April 8, 2005( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Howe Colt discusses his book, The Big House
 
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November of the soul : the enigma of suicide
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November of the soul : the enigma of suicideThe Big HouseThe Big House A Century in life of an American Summer Home
Alternative Names
Colt, George H.

George Howe Colt American writer

George Howe Colt écrivain américain

Languages
English (66)