Bitter Brew

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

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Publisher Description

“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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
November 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Business
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Joso64 ,

Well Done!

Amazing story that goes in depth of a world most all of us will never know or understand. The rise and fall of the Bush family and thus the company is tragic but the lessons are invaluable. Having watched (from the inside) a company grow to a fortune 50 size only to have the reins turned over to an "outsider", this story seems familiar. The story is compelling, the writing complete.

bowlinsr ,

I couldn't put it down.

Excellent look from a personal and business perspective. I'm not a huge fan of reading such books but found this to be a great account of what transpired through the years of this huge dynasty. Very good read!

KTK1980 ,

Bitter Brew

Excellent look at Busch history. Sad and almost disturbing at times. Great read!

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