A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup

Author: Michael D'Antonio
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more. Raised in desperate poverty, he became rich beyond his wildest dreams. He built a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards, and his colorful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic. Here, biographer Michael D'Antonio tells his tale. Beginning with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
D'Antonio, Michael.
Full cup.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2010
(DLC) 2010000275
(OCoLC)457151305
Named Person: Thomas Johnstone Lipton, Sir; Thomas Johnstone Lipton, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D'Antonio
ISBN: 9781101183946 1101183942 9781101188750 1101188758
OCLC Number: 680284862
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Glasgow --
America --
Homecoming --
P.T. Lipton --
The big cheese --
Tea Tom --
Astride the world --
A real shamrock --
Never fear! --
Celebrity --
Injured by a tea rose --
Lots of nerve, lots of cash --
Sir Thomas wins.
Responsibility: Michael D'Antonio.

Abstract:

Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more. Raised in desperate poverty, he became rich beyond his wildest dreams. He built a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards, and his colorful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic. Here, biographer Michael D'Antonio tells his tale. Beginning with a journey across the United States just after the Civil War, Scotsman Thomas J. Lipton developed the ambition and learned the business techniques that helped him create the first chain of grocery stores. Wealthy at 30, he set his sights on the tea trade, and soon his name became synonymous with his product. Lipton's great business success makes for a compelling story, but his most intriguing creation was a public persona--one of the first formed with the help of modern mass media.--From publisher description.

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