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A Full Cup

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ldquo;A captivating book.”—The Wall Street Journal“[A] TRIUMPH… A Full Cup tells the story in a breathles... Lire la suite
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ldquo;A captivating book.”—The Wall Street Journal

“[A] TRIUMPH… A Full Cup tells the story in a breathless style that will keep most readers racing through D'Antonio's account of this extraordinary character. A thrilling story you won't be able to put down.” – Connecticut Post

“A BRACING BIOGRAPHY of the man who can be called the original Richard Branson…an innovative businessman, philanthropically minded, and well-liked from the slums of New York to the palaces of Europe, all of which D’Antonio captures with aplomb” —The Daily Beast

A Full Cup celebrates a remarkable man: a great philanthropist and entrepreneurial tradesman, blessed with style, flair and, most of all, great spirit.”—Washington Times

Michael D'Antonio is the author of many acclaimed books, including Atomic Harvest, Tin Cup Dreams, Mosquito, The State Boys Rebellion, Hershey, and Forever Blue. His work has appeared in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Discover, and other publications. Among his many awards is the Pulitzer Prize, which he shared with a team of reporters for Newsday.

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The remarkable story of the ambitious and innovative man who made his name synonymous with tea.
Raised in desperate poverty, Sir Thomas Lipton built a global empire of markets, factories and stockyards with a prodigious talent for business and a shameless flare for self-promotion. He created the first chain of grocery stores before setting his sights on the tea trade, but in his day he was equally famous for another exploit: his pursuit of the international sailing trophy, the America's Cup. Now, a Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist chronicles this larger-than life character.

Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more than the Lipton tea empire. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. But his epic pursuit of the America’s Cup—a yachting trophy and the ultimate in international sport—made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

More than a story of innovation and achievement, A Full Cup also explores Lipton’s most intriguing creation: his public persona, formed by a burgeoning mass media and a shameless self-promotion that made him one of the most recognizable figures of his time. Michael D’Antonio brings to life the surprising careers of this intrepid sailor, gregarious showman, and ingenious self-made millionaire—the world’s very first celebrity CEO.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: A Full Cup
Sous-titre: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup
Code EAN: 9781594485213
ISBN: 978-1-59448-521-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Sport
nombre de pages: 416
Poids: 386g
Taille: H211mm x B141mm x T29mm
Année: 2011