Plagued By Fire

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Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as an egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom author Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography - the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this, we see, is the Wright of many other neglected aspects of his story - his close relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil Corwin, the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his life, the connection between the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and the murder of his mistress, her two children, and four others at his beloved Wisconsin home by a servant gone mad. In showing us Wright's facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a fresh, deep, and more human understanding of the man. 

  • Paperback - 6.5" x 9.5"
  • 624 pages