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‘Brothers': The Power Of Frathernal Bonds

"Brothers: George Howe Colt On His Brothers And Brothers In History" by George Howe Colt. (Courtesy of Simon & Schuster)

(Courtesy of Simon & Schuster)

This segment was originally broadcast on December 24, 2012. 

For many, the holidays are a time to come together with family. And so we offer you a discussion about families and about the life-long influence that siblings exert on each other — specifically, brothers.

Throughout history, the often thin line between love and rivalry among brothers has shaped the world — from Cain and Abel to the Marx Brothers, from the Kennedys and the Van Goghs to the Thoreaus. Fraternal bonds are enduring, powerful and fraught with complexity.

Western Massachusetts writer, George Howe Colt, parallels the experiences of these iconic brothers with those of his own in his latest book. He joins Radio Boston to tell us more.

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