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By Michael D'Antonio

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.

at the present time Lipton capacity tea. in spite of the fact that, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was once recognized for a lot extra. Raised in determined poverty, he grew to become wealthy past his wildest desires. He outfitted an international empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. And his colourful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a loved determine on each side of the Atlantic.

In A complete Cup, Michael D'Antonio tells the story of this higher- than-life determine. starting with a trip around the usa simply after the Civil struggle, Thomas J. Lipton constructed the ambition and discovered the enterprise innovations that helped him create the 1st chain of grocery shops. prosperous sooner than the age of thirty, he set his attractions at the tea alternate, and shortly his identify turned synonymous together with his product. Lipton's nice enterprise luck makes for a compelling tale of innovation and fulfillment. furthermore, notwithstanding, Lipton's such a lot fascinating production used to be a public persona-one of the 1st shaped with assistance from a contemporary mass media-that appealed to hundreds of thousands of normal humans, in addition to the elites in the USA and Europe. Concocting uncomplicated stunts like elephant parades, Lipton mastered the hot artwork of acquiring loose exposure. With shameless self-promotion, he turned one of many world's such a lot eligible bachelors, a buyer of the terrible, 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 impressive determine.

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