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Stretching across three centuries, from the start of the Civil War through Prohibition to today, Bitter Brew is the engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealth- iest and most colorful dynasties in American commerce: the Busch family of St. Louis, Missouri, the founders of the legendary Anheuser-Busch company. The critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the story of how the Busch patriarchs turned a small brewery into a multibillion dollar international corporation and trans- formed their product, Budweiser, into the iconic "King of Beers." He paints a fascinating portrait of immense wealth and power accompanied by scandal, heartbreak, tragedy, and untimely death. A cautionary tale of prosperity, hubris, and loss, Bitter Brew is also a revealing chronicle of American progress and decline over the past 150 years.
I lived thru some of this but I don't remember . I've loved grants farm from when my girls were little , we recently took my grand daughters and they loved it . Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Norma DePalma
Meh. Non-fiction isn't usually my style, so take my review with a grain of salt. I found the book to be very confusing (most of the people have the name August- "Auggie",... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Midwest Gal
I found this an interesting book on both the historical beginnings of Anheuser-Busch and what happened to bring about their take over by InBev. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen Olson
This book started out a 5 star the first half. As it went on it became tiring reading of all the anger, back biting, infidelity, and getting family out of terrible incidents with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fountain hills AZ
I really enjoyed reading this. He did a good job of interviewing insiders and was able to give a good portrayal of the family dynamics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mefrank
It is evident the book was well-researched. I'll give it that.
It didn't take long for me to lose all respect for this family and by the end of the book I was tired of... Read more
Excellent insight into the Busch family and the A-B beer dynasty. I had not known much about the history of A-B prior to reading this. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Cassidy