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    read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Linda Himelstein Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein 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 marketin

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    read & download The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Linda Himelstein Wow inspiring and sad story of Pyotr Smirnov his legacy and Russian capitalismAll I could think about while listening is that He built that without government help The timing of my reading of this at this time was uncanning given what is going on in US politics todayHe built thatand that is the story Smirnov vodka was the

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Linda Himelstein Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download Linda Himelstein's biographical account of Russia's top vodka producer Pyotr Smirnov is in itself exhilarating The premise of the book centers on the life of Smirnov and explores in the details his successful building of an empire Smirnov in many ways reminds me of a typical follower of the American dream Born a

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein Though not particularly well written it's an easy read and a uick brush up on Russian history for those who want to talk about dead people at parties

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download Pretty good but at times dry Kind if ironic for a book about alcohol

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Linda Himelstein Linda Himelstein’s The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov is a superbly constructed biography and an entertaining read It combines the compelling nature of a mystery thriller; the exuisitely researched conciseness of high uality journalism in which good work speaks for itself; the welcome authority of an historian without an agenda; and beautiful use of the English language Indeed primary source research extending from bef

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Linda Himelstein I thought the history of alcohol could be boring but Pyotr Smirnov's story is surprisingly interesting Eual parts intriguing and factu

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein 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 are discusse

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    (PDF) [The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire] ✓ Linda Himelstein “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

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    Linda Himelstein Ì 3 download read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Linda Himelstein read & download The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire A fascinating tragic look at the history of a family company running in tandem with the fascinating tragic history that is

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The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire review õ 103 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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The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire review õ 103 “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 Linda Himelstein s biographical account of Russia s top vodka producer Pyotr Smirnov is in itself exhilarating The premise of the book centers on the life of Smirnov and explores in the details his successful building of an empire Smirnov in many ways reminds me of a typical follower of the American dream Born a serf peasant Smirnov follows the footsteps of his uncle first by redeeming his own freedom and next building an empire through diligent and hard work Surprisingly Smironov was not a drinker of his product which may have contributed to his success Ms Himelstein masterfully crafts the story by introducing and detailing the political social and economic conditions of the 19th century Russia One becomes familiar with the problems of the society its weaknesses love of vodka for one and its progress from feudal peasantry to an industrial nation The book encompasses a period of 60 years and draws on a number of rich resources both Russian and international The book is fulfilling and educational and I highly recommend it to all interested in Russian history as well as those who d like to learn what makes the nature of a Russian millionaire

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The King of Vodka The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire review õ 103 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 Though not particularly well written it s an easy read and a uick brush up on Russian history for those who want to talk about dead people at parties

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