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For more than 70 years, Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation's capital. But behind the iconic business's happy facade lay elaborate schemes, a crushing bankruptcy, two million dollars of missing cash, and a tragic suicide. As the last Gifford heir unfolds his story with remarkable immediacy and candor, he reveals the byzantine betrayals and intrigue rooted in the company from its modest beginnings - dark influences that would ultimately destroy the legendary Gifford business and its troubled founding family.

©2017 Andrew Gifford (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Ann
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  • 08-14-18

this is great

despite the premise, this is not a depressing book. The author writes very, very well and is also quite witty. I laughed out loud quite often.

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