Number of page: 416
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
“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 SunThe 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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BITTER BREW: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer Knoedelseder (I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era, 2009, etc.) peels away the ubiquitous Budweiser label to reveal an American family dynasty drunk on wealth, power and privilege.Beginning just after the all-American Anheuser-Busch brand was sold to the conglomerate InBev in 2008, the author examines the company’s golden years. The company began in the mid
- Ron Hejnal
Bitter Brew Excellent book and is a fascinating read. Had a hard time putting it down. Native St. Louisan and always love to read about our hometown “heroes”.
LibraryThing Review The writing made me wonder “Umm, really?” on several occasions. I stuck with it because of the story.
LibraryThing Review 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
LibraryThing Review Prior to Bitter Brew I knew nothing about the Busch family, didn’t even realize there was a connection to Busch Gardens, thus my cultural ignorance. So this was a great education on the history of the
LibraryThing Review I approached this book from an investor’s point of view, as I knew it would be an illustration of the consequences of poor corporate governance. What a surprise to discover it’s also a great read! The
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