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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire
  • Linda Himelstein
  • English
  • 01 March 2018
  • 9780060855895

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Linda Himelstein Ú 9 Download Download The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Hort show exemplars of capitalistic cunning and tenacitybut just as American cocktail connoisseurs can mistake Absolut Skyy Grey Goose or Ketel One for the uintessential clear spirit so too has America’s vision of business history remained naïve to a truth long recognized in Eastern Europe since the time of Tsar Nicholas both vodka and commercial success have been. Pretty good but at times dry Kind if ironic for a book about alcohol

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Linda Himelstein Ú 9 Download Download The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Synonymous in Russia with one name Smirnoff Linda Himelstein’s critically acclaimed biography of Russian vodka scion Pyotr Smirnov a finalist for the James Beard Award winner of the IACP and Saroyan Awards and a BusinessWeek Best Business Book of 2009 is the sweeping story of entrepreneurship empire and epicurean triumph unlike anything the world has ever seen befor. The King of Vodka by Linda Himelstein published by HarperCategory Biography Publication Date November 30 2010This is the story of Pyotr Smirnov known commonly as Smirnoff It traces his life his family s lives and a condensed history of Russia All of this is based around the drink VODKA Pyotr was born into a family of serfs a Russian name for slave and his father was determined to better himself and his family His father broke the bonds of serfdom but Pyotr took up the fight and through cunning manipulation and ingenuity not only found respectability but wealth He did all of this by becoming the major distiller and supplier if Vodka in Russia He was so competent at putting forth his brand name that he was able to obtain the much coveted title of Purveyor of His Imperial Majesty s Court This entitled him to carry the State Emblem on his product Once he received this title Pyotr s business took off to the tune of 32 million rubles 348 million in current dollars The business kept growing and the Smirnov family began to live a palatial life Their business and lifestyle came into hard times due to the State taking over the Vodka industry and a grass roots objection to alcohol consumption Russia was uickly becoming a country of drunks and the State was being blamed because their revenues were largely obtained through the sale of vodkaThe Smirnov family also began to have problems that are often associated with wealth The sons and daughters showed little interest in the business but had no problem throwing their money around carelessly The fall of the Tsars doomed the family as all their holdings were seized by the State Many left the country almost penniless and an effort was made to rekindle the family business and name

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Linda Himelstein Ú 9 Download Download The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub “A operatic tour de force” Tilar J Mazzeo author of The Widow Clicuot“An impressive feat of research told swiftly and enthusiastically” San Francisco ChronicleFrom Vanderbilt and Rockefeller to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs America’s captains of industry are paragons of entrepreneurial success and books about business history from The First Tycoon to The Big S. I enjoy both biographies and vodka martinis A martini should be dry a biography should not What I liked It does include some really interesting background on Russian political history It shines as a business bio his strategies excruciatingly detailed and well researched even inspirational The guy was a marketing genius 1st Russian to introduce branding a self made millionaire caught between the shifting tides of the fall of the Tsars and the rise of Communism no small feat His marketing tactics were entertaining For example he d round up impoverished serfs stake them drinking money with instructions to hit as many taverns as possible the deal being they d demand Smirnov s vodka and nothing else or they d take their business elsewhere Unheard of as taverns were used to serving the cheapest gut rotting swill the only criteria it got you drunk fast and was made of potatoes It worked tavern owners beat down his door begging for his product brilliant Where it failed Fascinating story that reads like a textbook I finished with no clear sense of Smirnov as a man And back to the vodka this is a book about vodka right I expected to pickup some interesting trivia to drop at cocktail parties Nada2 12 stars


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    [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] EBOOK FREE This is a well researched and detailed account not just of Pyotr Smirnov but also of his family both before and after his birth that is surprisingly easy to read given the many and varied themes and events that ar

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    Linda Himelstein Ú 9 Download Read & Download í E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ú Linda Himelstein Free read The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire “The King of Vodka” by Linda Himelstein published by HarperCategory – Biography Publication Date – November 30 2010This is the story of Pyotr Smirnov known commonly as Smirnoff It traces his life his family’s lives and a condensed history of Russia All of this is based around the drink “VODKA”Pyotr was bor

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    [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] EBOOK FREE Linda Himelstein Ú 9 Download A fascinating tragic look at the history of a family company running in tandem with the fascinating tragic history that is the story of Russia Knowing what is to come there is a great sense of loss that permeates the story of the Smirnov'sone that makes the reader glad the family patriarch didn't live to see the madness chaos that destroyed his family and then his company An addictive read

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