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In the tradition of Rich Cohen’s Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist’s struggle to find her way out of the ruins. Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. Detroit’s economy collapsed with the retreat of the automotive industry to the suburbs and abroad and likewise the Stroh family found their wealth and legacy disappearing. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. Even as they turned against one another, looking for a scapegoat on whom to blame the unraveling of their family, they could not anticipate that even far greater tragedy lay in store. Featuring beautiful evocative photos throughout, Stroh’s memoir is elegantly spare in structure and mercilessly clear-eyed in its self-appraisal—at once a universally relatable family drama and a great American story.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Frances Stroh
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-05-03
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062393180

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German, Czech, and Irish immigrants poured into America in the mid-1800s. They brought their language and traditions with them…and their love of brewing and drinking beer. In 1881, Iowa City was a bustling town full of immigrants. The population was exploding, and that meant two things: Fortunes were being made overnight and trouble was afoot. Three large breweries had taken root, sprouting strong and proud in the “Northside” neighborhood. In one generation the brewers became wealthy and powerful men. They also came to be known as “The Beer Mafia.” The more powerful the brewers grew, the more passionate the ladies of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union became about abolishing alcohol altogether. They took their fight to the saloon, the street, and the Statehouse, preaching prohibition. Conrad Graf, J.J. Englert and John Dostal thought of themselves as honest businessmen capitalizing on America’s explosive growth by simply providing a product people wanted. Vernice Armstrong thought they were selling sin and destroying everything that made America great, one beer at a time. She made it her mission in life to bring them down, but they weren’t about to go down without a fight. Blending real-life historical figures with compelling fictional characters, Beer Money is the story of how the brewers and “Teetotalers” slammed head-on into each other, turning the prairie red with blood. This is a tale of how the seemingly innocuous love of brewing and drinking beer became the flashpoint, sparking events that would shape America for a generation.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: S.C. Sherman
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Release: 2020-03-10
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781642933956

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A mystery thriller about a missing brewery executive. Joseph Lucien Abbott is paid by the man's wife with a beer-sodden cheque to find out the truth. In doing so he locks horns with dodgy nightclub owners, a toupeed beer baron, and spurned women - and, of course, a wild pig - all in the twisted pursuit of a stash of missing money.

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Genre: Beer
Author: Matthew Freeman
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 178 Pages
ISBN-13: 1921240741

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Author: Travis Gauvin
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Release: 2020-08
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1633812359

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Memoir

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Author: Leah Dickerson
Publisher:
Release: 2016-09-27
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 1539109704

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Until the eighteenth century or even later, beer was the staple drink of most men and women at all levels of society. Tea and coffee were expensive luxuries while water might well carry disease. To supply the needs of both owners and servants, every country house with an accessible source of water had a brewhouse, usually close at hand. Although many of the brewhouses still stand, in some cases with the original brewing vessels (as at Lacock and Charlecote), their habitual conversion to other uses has allowed them to be ignored. Yet they are distinctive buildings - as much part of a country house as an ice-house or stables - which need both to be recognised and preserved. The scale of brewing in country houses, which went on to a surprisingly late date in the nineteenth century (with odd survivals, such as Hickleton in Yorkshire, into the twentieth), was often considerable, if small besides that of commercial brewing. Copious records for both brewing and consumption exist. Pamela Sambrook describes the brewing equipment, such as coppers, mash tuns underbacks and coolers; the types of beers brewed, from strong ale to small beer and how they were kept; and the brewers themselves, their skills and attitudes. English Country House Brewing, 1500-1900 shows the role beer played in the life of the country house, with beer allowances and beer money an integral part of servants' rewards. Generous allowances were made for arduous tasks, such as harvesting. For celebrations, such as the heir's coming of age, extra-strong ale was provided. This book, which is heavily illustrated, is an important and original contribution to architectural, brewing and social history.

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Genre: History
Author: Pamela Sambrook
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 1996-01-01
File: 311 Pages
ISBN-13: 1852851279

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Private investigator Burr Ashland loves two things. His job. And beer. But when his best friend, a history professor, is killed, Burr is plunged into a cold case involving sex, greed and murder. It is a struggle not just between present and past, but between good and evil.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Dani Amore
Publisher:
Release: 2013-01-01
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 0985913304

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A collection of columns from CollegeHumor.com sheds a humorous light on student life at college, offering advice on a wide variety of topics, from drinking and dating to parents and roommates.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Amir Blumenfeld
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006
File: 349 Pages
ISBN-13: 0525949399

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Monthly Financial Planner8.5 x 11Columns to write down your expenses.

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Author: Dyms Publishing
Publisher:
Release: 2019-07-31
File: 62 Pages
ISBN-13: 1086650247

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Author: Great Britain House of Commons
Publisher:
Release: 1812
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BSB:BSB10213070

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