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By Michael D'Antonio

ISBN-10: 1101188758

ISBN-13: 9781101188750

An in-depth biography of Sir Thomas Lipton, the founding father of Lipton Tea-a portrait of a impressive self-made guy and intrepid sailor.

this present day Lipton potential tea. besides the fact that, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was once identified for far extra. Raised in determined poverty, he turned wealthy past his wildest goals. He equipped an international empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. And his colourful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a liked determine on each side of the Atlantic.

In A complete Cup, Michael D'Antonio tells the story of this greater- than-life determine. starting with a trip around the usa simply after the Civil conflict, Thomas J. Lipton constructed the ambition and discovered the enterprise suggestions that helped him create the 1st chain of grocery shops. filthy rich prior to the age of thirty, he set his attractions at the tea alternate, and shortly his identify grew to become synonymous along with his product. Lipton's nice enterprise good fortune makes for a compelling tale of innovation and fulfillment. furthermore, even though, Lipton's such a lot exciting production used to be a public persona-one of the 1st shaped with assistance from a latest mass media-that appealed to thousands of normal humans, in addition to the elites in the USA and Europe. Concocting easy stunts like elephant parades, Lipton mastered the recent artwork of acquiring unfastened exposure. With shameless self-promotion, he turned one of many world's so much eligible bachelors, a client of the bad, and finally reached mythical heights while he revived the contest for the America's Cup. With one wasting try after one other, the gallant Lipton, who didn't even know the way to sail his personal yacht, turned ever extra renowned. D'Antonio's biography brings to shiny lifestyles this striking determine.

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