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    A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup (CD-Audio) By (author) Michael D'Antonio, Narrator David Drummond

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    DescriptionToday 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. In "A Full Cup," Michael D'Antonio tells the tale of this larger-than-life figure. Beginning with a journey across the United States just after the Civil War, Thomas J. Lipton developed the ambition and learned the business techniques that helped him create the first chain of grocery stores. Wealthy before age thirty, he set his sights on the tea trade, and soon his name became synonymous with the product. Lipton's great business success makes for a compelling story of innovation and achievement. Moreover, though, Lipton's most intriguing creation was a public persona--one of the first formed with the help of a modern mass media--that appealed to millions of ordinary people, as well as the elites in America and Europe. Concocting simple stunts like elephant parades, Lipton mastered the new art of obtaining free publicity. With shameless self-promotion, he became one of the world's most eligible bachelors and a patron of the poor, and he ultimately reached legendary heights when he revived the competition for the America's Cup. With one losing attempt after another, the gallant Lipton, who didn't even know how to sail his own yacht, became ever more popular. D'Antonio's biography brings to vivid life this remarkable figure.


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    Title
    A Full Cup
    Subtitle
    Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael D'Antonio, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400165919
    ISBN 10: 1400165911
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: KJH
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: BGB, WSSN3
    LC classification: HF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18, CHRN/ERLY20
    Abridged Dewey: 338
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    B&T Approval Code: A48186000, A09304040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57820
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO003000, HIS036060
    DC22: 941.1081092
    Thema V1.0: KJH, SPNG, DNBB
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    12 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Michael D'Antonio is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences.
    Review quote
    "D'Antonio is to be commended for capturing [Lipton] so thoroughly." ---Publishers Weekly