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Grand ambition : an extraordinary yacht, the people who built It, and the millionaire who can't really afford It

Author: G Bruce Knecht
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Doug Von Allmen's plan to build an extraordinary yacht and the way that the 2008 financial crisis threatened the project and the livelihood of the one thousand employees of the shipyard where it was built.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Doug Von Allmen; Doug Von Allmen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Bruce Knecht
ISBN: 9781416576006 1416576002
OCLC Number: 800031443
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Making plans --
I want to be an accountant --
The sky is the limit --
Grinding it out --
Flying above the clouds --
Gilded barges --
Free fall --
Righting the ship --
Never enough space --
Cash crunch --
Blinded by thirst --
Pulling the trigger --
Too many boats --
Disaster --
I'd rather be surfing --
Sell everything --
Another fall --
Bring on the sun beds --
Smooth but unlawful --
Forget the green --
A box within a box --
It's not my fault --
We're going home! --
It's not just copying --
An extreme hardship --
Let's roll! --
Chasing dreams.
Responsibility: G. Bruce Knecht.

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