Beer Money

Beer Money

Beer Money

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
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780062393180


Beer Money

Beer Money

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
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781642933956


Country House Brewing In England 1500 1900

Country House Brewing In England 1500 1900

Until the 18th 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 recognized and preserved. The scale of brewing in country houses, which went on to a surprisingly late date in the 19th century (with odd survivals, such as Hickleton in Yorkshire, in the 20th), 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 : 1996-07-01
Total Pages : 332 Pages
ISBN : 9780826437532


Beer Money

Beer Money

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!

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Darin Hayes
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-09-20
Total Pages : 122 Pages
ISBN : 1477646140


Journals Of The House Of Commons

Journals Of The House Of Commons

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Author : Great Britain House of Commons
Publisher :
Release : 1819
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB10213078


More Money For Beer And Textbooks

More Money For Beer And Textbooks

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.

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Genre : College costs
Author : Kyle Prevost
Publisher : Young and Thrifty Publications
Release : 2012-12
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0991748204


Money Sex Beer God

Money Sex Beer God

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!

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Author : John Crowder
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0977082687


Champagne Dreams And Beer Money

Champagne Dreams And Beer Money

Memoir

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


The Collegehumor Guide To College

The Collegehumor Guide To College

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
Total Pages : 349 Pages
ISBN : 0525949399


Accounts And Papers Of The House Of Commons

Accounts And Papers Of The House Of Commons

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Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher :
Release : 1874
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:555101137