The Opulent Life of Captain Isaac “Ike” Emerson, 1859–1931
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About the Book
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. This book presents Emerson in all his complexity, as entrepreneur, patriot, civic leader, sportsman, and philanthropist. Though little known today, Emerson was a phenom in his era, and this book, drawing from archival records, newspapers of the day, and interviews with descendants, details the ups and downs of his indulgent life.
About the Author(s)
Bob Luke is the author of six previous books about baseball and race in America. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019