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The Bronfmans : the rise and fall of the house of Seagram

Author: Nicholas Faith
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Bronfman family story is an improbable saga of larger-than-life personalities and bitter rivalries. "Mr. Sam," the man who made drinking whiskey respectable in the United States, built Seagram into the first worldwide liquor empire in the 1950s and 1960s. After Sam's death in 1971, his oldest son Edgar masterminded a major coup when he translated a small investment in oil made by his father into a 25% stake in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Bronfman family.; Bronfman family.; Bronfman, Familie; Bronfman (Famille)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Faith
ISBN: 031233219X 9780312332198 9780312332204 0312332203
OCLC Number: 63680061
Description: viii, 338 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Mr. Sam, no ordinary monster --
2. Yechiel and his tribe --
3. The Harry years --
4. The prohibition business --
5. The road to respectability --
6. Great expectations, great deceptions --
7. Crowning glory --
8. A truly Canadian Jew --
9. The regal road to Scotland --
10. Not just dysfunctional, disintegrating --
11. The generation gap --
12. Crown prince --
13. Time fro business --
14. King of the Jews? --
15. Clown prince --
16. A universal panacea --
17. The French connection --
18. The end of "L'affaire" --
19. The aftermath.
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Portrays the saga of the Bronfman family, and above all, their patriarch Sam, the greatest figure in the history of liquor, the man who made drinking whiskey respectable and who built the first  Read more...

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