Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The King of Vodka

Another interesting departure from my usual subject portrait of Linda Himelstein for her book The King of Vodka, published by HarperCollins.

In this sweeping history of vodka scion Pyotr Smirnov and his family, distinguished journalist Linda Himelstein plumbs a great riddle of Russian history through the story of a humble serf who rose to create one of the most celebrated business empires the world has ever known. At the center of this vivid narrative, Pyotr Smirnov comes to life as a...

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