A Full Cup

A Full Cup

Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup

Book - 2011
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Today Lipton means 'tea.' However, in this time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantation, ans stockyards. But his epic pursuit of the America's Cup trophy-the ultimate in international sport-make 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 shameless self-promotion that made him one of the most recognizable figures of his time. 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. ' A Full Cup celebrates a remarkable man- a great philanthropist and entrepreneurial tradesman, blessed with style, flair and, most of all, great spirit.' The Washington Times ' A triumph . . . A Full Cup tells the story in a breathless style that will keep most readers racing through D'Antonio's account of his 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
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9781594485213
Branch Call Number: 381 .1092 DAN
Characteristics: 384 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,21 cm


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