In the 1930s, a farmer named Harvey Firestone parlayed his skill as a horse trader into a worldwide enterprise - the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Kim Firestone, his grandson, grew up with butlers, governesses, boarding schools, and first-class trips on elegant vacations. But something was missing: a strong sense of his own identity. Finding his own way took Kim Firestone through careers as newspaper reporter, stockbroker, corporate executive, horse breeder, shrimp farmer, and yogurt-shop entrepreneur. Through persistence, resilience, hard work, and delayed good luck, he finally developed his own best enterprise: Firestone's Culinary Tavern, a restaurant and food store in Frederick, Maryland, an hour outside of Washington, D.C. This story of entrepreneurship is one of trying, failing, and trying again until finding the right formula. A father who drinks, a love of horses, a marriage that ends, a home that burns down, five children, two Russian stepsons, and a daughter who dies in a car crash - they're all part of this rich story of life in the twentieth century.
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