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The Resource A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup, Michael D'Antonio

A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup, Michael D'Antonio

Label
A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup
Title
A full cup
Title remainder
Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup
Statement of responsibility
Michael D'Antonio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Antonio, Michael
Dewey number
  • 338.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT828.L5
LC item number
D36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lipton, Thomas Johnstone
  • Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.
  • America's Cup
  • Businessmen
  • Grocers
  • Sailors
  • Tea trade
  • Yacht racing
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
Label
A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup, Michael D'Antonio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594487606
Lccn
2010000275
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn457151305
  • (OCoLC)457151305
Label
A full cup : Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup, Michael D'Antonio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594487606
Lccn
2010000275
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn457151305
  • (OCoLC)457151305

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