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Gallo Be Thy Name: The Inside Story of How One Family Rose to Dominate the U.S. Wine Market | [Jerome Tuccille]

Gallo Be Thy Name: The Inside Story of How One Family Rose to Dominate the U.S. Wine Market

Gallo Be Thy Name is the portrait of an American dynasty that rose from poverty in the early 1900s to become the most successful wine company in the world through toil, cunning, and crime. From selling ³Dago Red² to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America¹s wine market, and from the Great Depression to the roiling farm labor movements of the 60s and 70s, the Gallos rode the turbulent currents of history to triumph, with iconic brothers Ernest and Julio steering the ship.
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Gallo Be Thy Name is the portrait of an American dynasty that rose from hardscrabble poverty in the early 1900s to become the most successful wine company in the world through toil, cunning, and crime. From selling ³Dago Red² to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America¹s wine market with such plonk as Thunderbird and Ripple, and from the Great Depression to the roiling farm labor movements of the 60s and 70s, the Gallos rode the turbulent currents of history to triumph, with iconic brothers Ernest and Julio steering the ship. But beneath the E. & J. Gallo Winery¹s carefully polished surface is a sweeping story of passion and power, swirling with rumors of murder.

©2009 Jerome Tuccille; (P)2009 Zondervan

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    "There are some issues but a good story"

    I agree with the other reviewer that the mispronounciations which become more frequent towards the end of the book are extremely jarring. They almost make me want to find a hardcopy to see if there were misprints in the book.I actually liked the timbre of the narration, the voice sounds similar to Hal Linden in his "Barney Miller" era, whch made it worse somehow. Salami, is not pronounced Salome'
    I was very keeen on learning the story and it doesn't disappoint there, I found it to be an exciting and dramatic saga. Maybe they should do a better job of prooflistening.

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    Amy McKinleyville, CA, USA 08-27-09
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    "Fire this reader"

    I have no idea if this book is awful or if it's just badly read.

    Mispronunciations abound, the voice is irritating, and the pace is uneven.

    I will search out who this reader is and NEVER buy another audio book read by him.

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