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Charles E. Hires and the drink that wowed a nation : the life and times of a Philadelphia entrepreneur

Author: Bill Double
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation is the first biography of Charles Elmer Hires, a Philadelphia druggist who parlayed a home-brewed beverage into an iconic national brand -- Hires Root Beer -- and is recognized as a significant entrepreneur of America's Gilded Age."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Double, Bill.
Charles E. Hires and the drink that wowed a nation.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017052256
(OCoLC)1005880304
Named Person: Charles E Hires
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Double
ISBN: 9781439915929 143991592X
OCLC Number: 1027725993
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Farm to pharmacy --
A rustic tea party --
Bubbly water begets an industry --
Sideline to main line --
Never wink in the dark --
Temperance trauma --
Twenty years too late? --
Milk and sugar --
Letting go.
Responsibility: Bill Double.

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