Bill Double


Charles Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation, The Life and Times of a Philadelphia Entrepreneur
Charles Elmer Hires, an inventive druggist who parlayed a home-brewed root beer into an iconic national brand, was an outstanding entrepreneur of America's gilded age. Creativity, tenacity and a gift for recognizing opportunities propelled this farm boy, who left home at 12 as an apprentice, into the ranks of industry titans. (To be published by Temple University Press.)

Philadelphia's Washington Square
This book tells the story of this historic square square illustrated with more than 150 photographs, vintage maps and drawings.


This book recounts the life and times of Charles E. Hires, a remarkable entrepreneur of America's Gilded Age.
The book tells the story of the historic square square with text and more than 150 vintage photographs, maps and drawings.

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