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    • Bitter Brew

    • The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    The engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce—a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the blessings and dark consequences of success. This engrossing, vivid narrative captures the Busch saga through five generations. At the same time, it weaves a broader story of American progress and decline over the past 150 years. It's a cautionary tale of prosperity, hubris, and loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening...

    • By Jeremy McGough on 11-09-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Fins

    • Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined. Harleys Earl’s story qualifies as a bona fide American family saga. It began in the Michigan pine forest in the years after the Civil War, traveled across the Great Plains on the wheels of a covered wagon, and eventually settled in Hollywood, California.

    • Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-18
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    Regular price: $30.79

    • I'm Dying Up Here

    • Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy's Golden Era
    • By: William Knoedelseder
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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    I'm Dying Up Here chronicles the collective coming of age of the standup comedians who defined American humor during the past three decades. Born early in the Baby Boom, they grew up watching The Tonight Show, went to school during Vietnam and Watergate, migrated en masse to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and created an artistic community unlike any before or since. They were arguably the funniest people of their generation, living in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams, and laughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good despite a couple of errors

    • By mrieke on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $24.49