This book was a pleasant surprise. It provided a history lesson on beer, described the formation and growth of the Guinness brewery and the Guinness family, and also provided a picture of what benevolent employment looks like.
It is a great way to see history from a different perspective and to see how people can make a difference while also making a profit. I enjoyed seeing the varied interests of the Guinness descendants, the mighty works they performed and supported, and the way the culture of the company was part of what sold the beer.
The book is a great gift for beer drinkers, and also has a solid story and message.