Growing up in a family of four boys, George Colt was stunned to read about John Wilkes Booth and his brothers, one of whom was the nation’s most respected actor. “How could two brothers grow up in the same family and be so different?” he wondered. “Could something like that happen to my brothers and me?” It didn’t, of course, but as Colt ponders his boyhood and the stories of brothers throughout history he finds a range of fraternal dramas.
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