The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love
Author: Matt MacNabb
Pubpsher: Pen & Sword Books
We live our lives immersed in name brand products. It's hard to drive down the street without seeing a plethora of chain restaurants, car dealerships, branded clothing they're all around us. What most of us don't know is that the origins of many of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world are shrouded in controversy, drug use and sometimes even addled with blatant racism. A Secret History of Brands cuts through the rumors and urban legends and paints a picture of the true dark history of famous brands, like Coca-Cola, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Ford, Bayer, Chanel and BMW among others. Explore the mystery of the cocaine content of Coca-Cola, the Hitler-Henry Ford connection and why Bayer is famous for asprin, but began their journey with Heroin, and how Kellogg's Corn Flakes were crafted to deter sexual arousal. Thoroughly researched, McNabb details firsthand conducted interviews alongside fairly weighed research to present the decisive view of brands histories that you haven't heard of yet.
Release on 1995 | by Collector Books,Sharon Huxford
Antique to Modern Guide
Author: Collector Books,Sharon Huxford
Toys are the happening collectible for the '90s. To meet the market explosion, this monumental value guide devoted entirely to toys has been created. Providing identification and values for more than 20,000 collectible toys of all kinds, this easy-to-use book puts buyers in touch with sellers, magazines, clubs, and newsletters that cover specific fields of collector interest.
A fully illustrated, never-before-published price guide to popular culture memorabilia covers such items as signed photographs, promotional items, and fan magazines, each one illustrated and annotated with current auction prices. Original.