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This book explores the history of Guinness, possibly the most famous drinks brand in the world, and reveals the noble generosity of the family behind this innovative business. The story begins in the mid-1700’s in Ireland. As throughout Europe, the water here was undrinkable, and the whiskey and gin being drunk instead was devastating society. This is an age that went down in history as an alcoholic, starvation-plagued and disease-ridden era. There were, however, Christians such as Arthur Guinness, as well as evangelical churches and monks who were brewing beer. This was by far a healthier alternative that the poisonous liquors and water. Over 300 years later Guinness is everywhere in the world. The tale from those humble beginnings through to today is enlightening, fascinating and a real drama.