Beer Money

Beer Money
Author: Frances Stroh
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062393180
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Beer Money

Beer Money
Author: Frances Stroh
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062393162
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Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Beer Money

Beer Money
Author: Darin Hayes,Tara King
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1477646140
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Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The problem with most personal finance and investing books is that they complicate simple ideas and contain so much detail nobody ever actually reads them. Beer Money is different. It can be read in an afternoon and presents financial concepts using something you're already familiar with: Beer. Beer Money is organized as a “Pub Crawl to Financial Success.” Each chapter is a clear, actionable step with guidance on financial decisions you may face. Excruciating detail such as valuation metrics for stocks, estate planning, complicated options strategies, etc. are NOT part of this book. Beer Money is written for anyone who wants the basic building blocks of personal finance and investing.You'll learn the differences between investing in stocks, bonds, real estate and commodities. You'll see how to best use a retirement plan like a 401(k), how to budget better and the importance of insurance. There are examples of different investment portfolios, automatic saving and spending plans and a discussion about the different types of investment accounts such as Traditional and Roth IRA's. The use of beer, easy to understand text and pictures (yes, pictures!) and humor make this a book you will actually read and understand. So grab a cold six pack and a comfortable chair and get started on your own pub-crawl to financial security. Cheers!

More Money for Beer and Textbooks

More Money for Beer and Textbooks
Author: Kyle Prevost,Justin Bouchard
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0991748204
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Release: 2012-12
Editor: Young and Thrifty Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today's Canadian student faces an uphill battle. Many young people can only look on as tuition fees and student debt loads skyrocket while their job prospects simultaneously plummet. Though More Money for Beer and Textbooks won't change this reality, it will help students navigate their way through the post-secondary landscape and emerge unscathed. Find out how a couple of dudes who drank too many frosty beverages and had as much fun as legally possible managed to finish their post-secondary journeys with no debt and promising careers. More Money for Beer and Textbooks includes updated information on: How Much Post-Secondary Education Will Cost Student Housing Options Applying for and Repaying Student Loans Partying without an Empty-Bank-Account Hangover Getting Great Part-Time and Summer Jobs Preparing Student Tax Returns What a Student Budget Should Look Like Saving Money on Textbooks Responsibly Using Credit Cards More tips for university can be found at http: //youngandthrifty.ca or http: //myuniversitymoney.com.

Beer Money

Beer Money
Author: S.C. Sherman
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781642933956
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Post Hill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Dark Money

Dark Money
Author: Jane Mayer
Pages: 547
ISBN: 9780307947901
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Release: 2017
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016.

Beer Blast

Beer Blast
Author: Philip Van Munching
Pages: 309
ISBN: 0812963911
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Release: 1997
Editor: Crown Business
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A member of the Van Munching brewing dynasty offers stories about the personalities, feuds, fads, and follies of the beer business.

Money Sex Beer God

Money  Sex  Beer  God
Author: John Crowder
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0977082687
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Release: 2019-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biblical companion to the happy life ... Learn how gnostic dualism invaded the early church, killed the party and taught you the world was evil. Exposing the lies of religious asceticism, John Crowder hits the controversial topics of cash, booze and nookie - stuff your pastor is scared to talk about!

Putin s People

Putin s People
Author: Catherine Belton
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780374712785
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Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Sunday Times bestseller | A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Named a best book of the year by The Economist | Financial Times | New Statesman | The Telegraph "[Putin's People] will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism." —Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic "This riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the best single volume written about Putin, the people around him and perhaps even about contemporary Russia itself in the past three decades." —Peter Frankopan, Financial Times Interference in American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated it? In Putin’s People, the investigative journalist and former Moscow correspondent Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him rose to power and looted their country. Delving deep into the workings of Putin’s Kremlin, Belton accesses key inside players to reveal how Putin replaced the freewheeling tycoons of the Yeltsin era with a new generation of loyal oligarchs, who in turn subverted Russia’s economy and legal system and extended the Kremlin's reach into the United States and Europe. The result is a chilling and revelatory exposé of the KGB’s revanche—a story that begins in the murk of the Soviet collapse, when networks of operatives were able to siphon billions of dollars out of state enterprises and move their spoils into the West. Putin and his allies subsequently completed the agenda, reasserting Russian power while taking control of the economy for themselves, suppressing independent voices, and launching covert influence operations abroad. Ranging from Moscow and London to Switzerland and Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach—and assembling a colorful cast of characters to match—Putin’s People is the definitive account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world.

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
Author: Tucker Max
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780806535937
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Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Citadel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The “highly entertaining and thoroughly reprehensible” #1 New York Times bestseller—now with sixteen pages of photos and a new introduction (The New York Times). My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world. --from the Introduction Actual reader feedback: "I find it truly appalling that there are people in the world like you. You are a disgusting, vile, repulsive, repugnant, foul creature. Because of you, I don’t believe in God anymore. No just God would allow someone like you to exist." "I’ll stay with God as my lord, but you are my savior. I just finished reading your brilliant stories, and I laughed so hard I almost vomited. I want to bring that kind of joy to people. You’re an artist of the highest order and a true humanitarian to boot. I'm in both shock and awe at how much I want to be you."

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Sean Wilsey
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101201138
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Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

Pizza and Beer Money

Pizza and Beer Money
Author: Travis Gauvin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1633812359
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Release: 2020-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Cowboy James Storm

Cowboy James Storm
Author: James Storm
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781734952711
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Sevenhorns Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The town of Last call is famous for two things. One is its ice cold root beer, and the other is world champion wrestler Cowboy James Storm. Will the Cowboy and Sheriff Brown save the day when The Masked Outlaw and his Parts Unknown Gang decide to wrangle the town's root beer for themselves? You decide in James Storm: Make Your Own Luck! a make your own story book!

Country House Brewing in England 1500 1900

Country House Brewing in England  1500 1900
Author: Pamela Sambrook
Pages: 311
ISBN: 1852851279
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Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever
Author: John "Chick" Donohue,J. T. Molloy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062995483
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by Academy Award-winning director of Green Book, Peter Farrelly. “Chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story.”—Malachy McCourt A wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving Vietnam in the late 1960s. One night in 1967, twenty-six-year-old John Donohue—known as Chick—was out with friends, drinking in a New York City bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protesters turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired—some would call it insane—idea. Someone should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few laughs over a can of beer. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever. But who’d be crazy enough to do it? One man was up for the challenge—a U. S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner who wasn’t about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him. Chick volunteered. A day later, he was on a cargo ship headed to Vietnam, armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol. Landing in Qui Nho’n, Chick set off on an adventure that would change his life forever—an odyssey that took him through a series of hilarious escapades and harrowing close calls, including the Tet Offensive. But none of that mattered if he could bring some cheer to his pals and show them how much the folks back home appreciated them. This is the story of that epic beer run, told in Chick’s own words and those of the men he visited in Vietnam.

Champagne Dreams and Beer Money

Champagne Dreams and Beer Money
Author: Leah Dickerson
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1539109704
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Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Memoir

Lone Wolf Canyon

Lone Wolf Canyon
Author: S.C. Sherman
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781682615508
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Release: 2017-12-05
Editor: Post Hill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lance “Ham” Hamilton had made the kind of promise you don’t break to his dying Army buddy Mac. After their tour ended, they’d planned to “play cowboy,” just like days gone by. So Ham headed out West to a job waiting at The Lost Circus Ranch on the River of No Return, smack-dab in the middle of a million acres of “Nowhere, Idaho.” It was as good a place as any to disappear, cowboy up, and forget the past. Ham was looking forward to it. He’d had his fill of blood, sand, rocks, and following orders. But sometimes the past doesn’t stay the past. It seems no matter how far Ham goes, the wars of the Middle East follow. When Ham finds out his neighbors next door at Lone Wolf Canyon ranch aren’t running a summer camp, but instead, a secret terrorist training camp, he knows that justice must be done. And there will be blood.

Pine Island Home

Pine Island Home
Author: Polly Horvath
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735268630
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Newbery Honor-- and National Book Award--winning author Polly Horvath comes a story of four sisters searching for home. Fiona, Marlin, Natasha, and Charlie McCready are left on their own when their missionary parents are washed away in a tsunami. Fortunately, their great aunt Martha volunteers to have them live with her on her farm in British Columbia. But while they are traveling there, Martha dies unexpectedly, forcing Fiona, the eldest, to come up with a scheme to keep social services from separating the girls - a scheme that will only work if no one knows they are living on their own. Fiona approaches their grouchy and indifferent neighbor Al and asks if he will pretend to be their live-in legal guardian should papers need to be signed or if anyone comes snooping around. He reluctantly agrees, under the condition that they bring him dinner every night. As weeks pass, Fiona takes on more and more adult responsibilities, while each of the younger girls finds their own special role in their atypical family. But even if things seem to be falling into place, Fiona can't help but worry that it is only a matter of time before they are caught. What she needs to do is find them a real guardian.

One Thousand Ways to Make 1000

One Thousand Ways to Make  1000
Author: F. C. Minaker
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0999191306
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Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Incorporated Original
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1936, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000 is the long out-of-print book that Warren Buffett's biographers credit with shaping the legendary investor's business acumen and giving him his trademark appreciation of compound interest. After pulling a copy of One Thousand Ways off a library shelf at age eleven and devouring F.C. Minaker's plucky and practical business advice, Buffett declared that he would be a millionaire by the time he was 35. Written in the immediate, conversational style of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, this book is full of inventive ideas on how to make money through excellent salesmanship, hard work, and resourcefulness. While some of the ideas may seem quaint today-goat dairying, manufacturing motor-driven chairs, and renting out billiard tables to local establishments are among the money-making ideas presented- the underlying fundamentals of business explained in these pages remain as solid as they were over seventy years ago. Covering a wide spectrum of topics including investing, marketing, merchandising, sales, customer relations, and raising money for charity, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000 is both a durable, classic business book and a fascinating portrait of determined entrepreneurship in Depression-era America. Every effort has been made to reproduce the content exactly as it was originally presented.

Beer Money

Beer Money
Author: Rev. Edwin Green,National Temperance League (Great Britain)
Pages: 16
ISBN: OCLC:668357639
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Release: 1895*
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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