The King of Vodka

The King of Vodka

The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of An Empire

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From a distinguished writer of business comes an epic biography of vodka scion Pyotr Smirnov, whose life in pre-Bolshevik Russia has never been told before and whose business empire still spans the globe today.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060855895
0060855894
Branch Call Number: 921 Smirn
Description: xxvii, 384 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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a5a22406 Jul 16, 2014

What an interesting book. Not only about the rise of Vodka, but a really in depth look at why Russia lagged so far behind in modern progress versus the other Western European nations. A good tale of the world-wide liquor industry, as well.

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mudflapflossy
May 16, 2012

My boss recommended it so highly I felt obliged to read it, plus I enjoy a good biography…Which this wasn’t, dry as dust. I pretended to finish it so as not to offend him (I did get ALMOST to the end) I suppose I’m now a little more knowledgeable on Russian history which is not a bad thing, it’s just that this book could have been so much better.

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