A classic American success story with a twist
Like J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field was one of the overlords of triumphant capitalism in the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century. However, his phenomenal wealth and generous philanthropy masked a disastrous personal life. Deserted by his wife and alienated from his children, the founder of the Field dynasty left a legacy of immense wealth and misery to match.
The Marshall Fields recounts the classic tale of Field s spectacular success as well as the tragic story of a man who, while making millions by knowing what women wanted, had no inkling of his own wife s emotional needs. This revealing account follows the next five generations of the Field family, concentrating on the most important and controversial figures in each generation. What emerges is a startling saga of money, madness, and mystery.
From the son who may have been shot by a chorus girl to the great-great grandson who used his millions to create Hollywood fantasies, Field s descendants have caromed wildly between rebellion and folly. Their story offers a new and penetrating take on wealth, success, and the nightmare that often accompanies the American dream.
Interviews with An Albatros, Benoît Pioulard, Cigar-Box Guitars, Brazilian Girls, Pit Er Pat, These Arms are Snakes, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Vivian Girls, Parts & Labor, Helms Alee, O'Death, The Small Stakes, Yo Majesty, Young Widows, Jarboe, The Patrón Tequilla Express, Take-Away Shows, The Art of Screaming, Fucked Up, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Love is All, Yacht, Moon and Moon, Impure Wilhelmina, Trash Talk, Mercury Rev, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Boutique Guitar Effects, Crime in Choir, Nick Cave, Lighting Design, Green Touring, Past Lives, DIY Ventures, The Bad Plus, Serena-Maneesh.
Interviews with Carolina Chocolate Drops, League of Electronic Musical urban Robots, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Open Sound New Orleans, Gord Hill, Tim Barry, Netflix vs. the Little Guy, Mark Jenkins, J.G. Thrilwell, Mike Patton, Konono No. 1, Wu Fei, The Tango Saloon, Super/Prime, Jorge Chamorro, Ben Perowsky's Mood Orchestra, Matmos, Cougar, God of Shamisen, KEnan Bell, Trentmoller, Ben Goldberg, Trans Am, Helen Money, Scout Niblett, Kap Bambino, Rita J. Mammoth Grinder, Pierced Arrows, Phantogram, Krallice, Liars, Jesse Morris, Cory Allen, Richard Colman, The Locust, Tobacco, Mexicans with Guns, Daedelus, RJD2, Castrah, Vockah Redu, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Boris, Cleric, Dangers, Daughters, Tim Fite, The Magnetic Fields, Met-Banana, Mr. Hnome, Raise the Red Lantern, White Hills, White Mice, Rudi Zygadlo.
Interviews with Crystal Antlers, TV Segall, Angel Deradoorian, Dysrhyhmthia, James Blackshaw, Burning Fight, Sir Richard Bishop, Ian Svenonius, Matana Roberts, Om, Replikas, Thee Oh Sees, Wolves in the Throne Room, Poison Arrows, Gian Squid, Helado Negro, Health, Lydia Ortiz, Serengeti & Polyphonic, Viva Voce, Loop 2.4.3, Dark Castle, Gallows, Double Dagger, Vieux Farka Touré, James Spooner, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Jeremy Enigk, Quantic, Spindrift, Sunn O))), The Pine Hill Haints, Pirates Press, Simone Shubuck.
Interviews with Alash, Black Cobra, A Place to Bury Strangers, Califone, Ahleuchatistas, Mount Eerie, Why?, Fuck Buttons, Converge, Harvestman, João Orecchia, Vicious Cycle, Ballpark Organists, Miss Aniela, Themselves, Kid Koala, Rufa & the April Fishes, Blackout Film Festival, Vick Chenutt, Syntaks, Adam Cruickshank, Vernon Chatmanm, Jason Adasiewicz, Tortoise, Sound Design, Joe Gideon & the Shark, Soul Revival, God God Dammit Dammit, Baroness, Justin Walsh.
Interviews with Dalek, Staff Benda Bilili, Dan Deacon, Locrian, Justin Townes Earle, N.A.S.A., Digital Leather, Fever Ray, P.O.S., Ocean, Fire on Fire, William Elliott Whitmore, Sonnenzimmer, True Widow, Kylesa, A. Armada, Chinese Dub Orchestra, Mi Ami, Independent Publishing Resource Center, The Drones, Richard Pinhas & Merzbow, French Miami, Whino, Bob Log III, Zu, Ripo, Jerseyband, Tombs, Anavan.
' “The Living Wills” is a story about a split-second decision made 30 years ago and the ripple effects it caused. Can the man who made that decision and the people he affected maneuver their way through a world of baristas and Army veterans, bowling teams and exploding port-a-potties, cartoon pirates and young love, to find the strength to heal before it’s too late?' *
Signed by Brendan Sullivan
*Abstract taken from http://eckhartzpress.com/shop/the-living-wills/