Bromo-Seltzer King: The Opulent Life of Captain Isaac "Ike" Emerson, 1859-1931

Bromo-Seltzer King: The Opulent Life of Captain Isaac "Ike" Emerson, 1859-1931

By Bob Luke

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"Captain Isaac "Ike" Emerson, riding high on the international success of his patent, Bromo-Seltzer, lived a storied life of opulence. This first biography of the "Bromo-Seltzer King" traces his path from North Carolina farm boy to Baltimore-based multimillionaire with a penchant for lavish entertaining.

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Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publish Date: 02/11/2020
Pages: 214
ISBN-13: 9781476674827
ISBN-10: 1476674825
Language: English

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"Captain Isaac "Ike" Emerson, riding high on the international success of his patent, Bromo-Seltzer, lived a storied life of opulence. This first biography of the "Bromo-Seltzer King" traces his path from North Carolina farm boy to Baltimore-based multimillionaire with a penchant for lavish entertaining. Emerson is presented as an entrepreneur, patriot, civic leader, sportsman, and philanthropist. He was a phenom in his era, and this book, drawing from archival recrods, newspapers of the day, and interviews with descendants, details the ups and downs of his complex and indulgent life." -- back cover

About the Author

Bob Luke is also the author of six books about baseball and race in America. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

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