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    King of Vodka: A Family's Story of Triumph and Tragedy

    By: Linda Himelstein

    $32.99
     
     
    ISBN
    9780061829871
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    416
     

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    Description
    Vodka pioneer Pyotr Smirnov is one the most fascinating salesmen and entrepeneurs the world has ever known, and his life as recreated by Linda Himelstein, set against the Russia of Tolstoy and tsars, is a stirring chronicle of ambition and innovation that has fascinating parallels to the post-communist Russia of today.

    Plumbing recently unearthed archives and mountains of primary sources, Himelstein has uncovered a rich historical record. In prose that's vivid and assured, she takes the reader beyond the formation of one of the oldest brands in business history and into the personal lives of the Smirnov family and the tumultuous events that lead to the Revolution. Authoritative, illuminating, and deeply engrossing, The Vodka King is a monumental work of history.

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