Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

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Harper Collins, Nov 6, 2012 - Business & Economics - 416 pages

“Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.”
—John Sayles, Director of Eight Men Out and author of A Moment in the Sun

The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In Bitter Brew, critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the riveting, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.

 

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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

Good book, good narrator (audiobook). Although, I just gotta add: the narrator sounded like he had a mix of southern and New York accents, but only occasionally. Interesting to listen to. Anyway, well ... Read full review

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

I lived in St. Louis for 35 years, so I came to know the story of the Busch family very well, and also got to know some of the lessor members of the Busch family. So I was familiar with many of the ... Read full review

Contents

AUGUST IS NOT FEELING WELL
BEER IS BACK
THE ALPHA BUSCH
BEING SECOND ISNT WORTH SHIT
THE MAN WHO SAVED THE CARDINALS
THE MAGICAL BEER KINGDOM
THE PRUSSIAN LIEUTENANT
THE OLD MAN AND THE
I PROBABLY FEEL WORSE ABOUT THIS THAN YOU DO
HEY PAL YOU GOT A QUARTERP
HERE COMES THE
WAY WAY WAY BEYOND TIGER WOODS 20 A BAD APPLE AT THE TOP
THE LAST WATCH
THEY DIDNT JUST DROP OUT OF THE SKY
AN AMERICAN DREAM
NOTES

GUSSIES LAST STAND
CHOOSING SIDES
CAMELOTS
WE ARE AT WAR
REBIRTHING
TELL ME IM A HORSES ASS
WARNING SIGN
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
INDEX
PHOTOGRAPHIC INSERT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CREDITS
COPYRIGHT
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
FOOTNOTES

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William Knoedelseder is the New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer, as well as the critically acclaimed Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia. His book I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in
Stand-Up Comedy’s Golden Era is the basis for the Showtime series of the same name. He lives in Los
Angeles, California.

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