William Knoedelseder



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Bitter Brew: The Rise and F...

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I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbre...

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In Eddie's Name: One Family...

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Stiffed: A True Story of MC...

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“For a stand-up comic, a minute on TV without a laugh was death. And Carson was adamant about the formula. He had recently stopped by the Improv to see Jay Leno and Andy Kaufman perform and had pronounced both of them “not ready,” telling Budd Friedman, “They’re funny, but they don’t have six minutes.” By”
William Knoedelseder, I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era

“Eager to reestablish their brand as the “King of Beers,” the company’s board of directors had authorized August Jr., the superintendent of the brewery, to buy several teams of Clydesdale draft horses “for advertising purposes.” Gussie, as he was called, purchased sixteen of the massive 2,000-pound animals for $21,000 at the Kansas City stockyards. He also found two wooden wagons from back in the days when the company employed eight hundred teams of horses to deliver its beer, and set about having them restored to the exacting standards of his late grandfather, brewery founder Adolphus Busch, who liked to conduct weekly inspections from a viewing stand, with his son August at his side as all the drivers passed in parade, hoping to win the $25 prize for the best-kept team and wagon.”
William Knoedelseder, Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

“Each sunrise in America ushers in new opportunities to those who keep their chins up … who never lose that lusty courage and willingness that made ours the most envied nation on earth,”
William Knoedelseder, Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer



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