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The Resource Distilled : a memoir of family, Seagram, baseball and philanthropy, Charles Bronfman with Howard Green

Distilled : a memoir of family, Seagram, baseball and philanthropy, Charles Bronfman with Howard Green

Label
Distilled : a memoir of family, Seagram, baseball and philanthropy
Title
Distilled
Title remainder
a memoir of family, Seagram, baseball and philanthropy
Statement of responsibility
Charles Bronfman with Howard Green
Creator
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While much has been written about his father, Sam, a titan of industry, there is no public record of Charles Bronfman's thoughts on his own life, family, career and his significant accomplishments in sport and philanthropy. Distilled does just that, chronicling key events in the life of the heir to one of Canada's great fortunes. Born in 1931 to the fabulously wealthy Bronfmans, Charles grew up in a 20-room mansion with many staff. Via their control of the distilling giant Seagram, the Bronfman family dominated the liquor business with brands such as Crown Royal, V.O. and Chivas Regal. By the 1980s, Seagram was also the biggest shareholder of DuPont and by the 1990s, the family's wealth was in the billions, culminating in the $35-billion sale of Seagram to France's Vivendi, which turned into a financial and family disaster. In Distilled, Charles reflects on all of it--his relationship with his parents, his brother Edgar, working in the family business, landing Canada's first big league baseball franchise (the Montreal Expos), leading a philanthropic life by promoting Canadian identity through Heritage Minutes and supporting Israel through countless innovative initiatives including the globally respected Birthright Israel--and to how the Bronfman family splintered over the sale of Seagram."--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bronfman, Charles
Dewey number
338.76635092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bronfman, Charles
  • Bronfman family
  • Seagram Company
  • Jewish philanthropists
  • Baseball
  • Bronfman, Charles
  • Bronfman family
  • Seagram Company
  • Baseball
  • Jewish philanthropists
  • Canada
Label
Distilled : a memoir of family, Seagram, baseball and philanthropy, Charles Bronfman with Howard Green
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331 - 337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basket case kid -- Overwhelming family -- Young man in business -- Bringing Major League Baseball to Canada -- DuPont: selling the insurance policy -- Selling Seagram: losing the farm -- Philanthropy: finding my métier -- Heritage Minutes: I didn't know that! -- Israel: hope over upset -- The magic of Birthright Israel -- Family: love, loss, regret, and pride -- Reflections of a contented man
Control code
ocn965482115
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 348 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781443453967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)965482115
Label
Distilled : a memoir of family, Seagram, baseball and philanthropy, Charles Bronfman with Howard Green
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331 - 337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basket case kid -- Overwhelming family -- Young man in business -- Bringing Major League Baseball to Canada -- DuPont: selling the insurance policy -- Selling Seagram: losing the farm -- Philanthropy: finding my métier -- Heritage Minutes: I didn't know that! -- Israel: hope over upset -- The magic of Birthright Israel -- Family: love, loss, regret, and pride -- Reflections of a contented man
Control code
ocn965482115
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 348 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781443453967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)965482115

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