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.
this present day Lipton potential tea. despite the fact that, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton used to be recognized for a lot extra. Raised in determined poverty, he turned wealthy past his wildest goals. He outfitted an international empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. And his colourful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a cherished determine on each side of the Atlantic.
In A complete Cup, Michael D'Antonio tells the story of this better- than-life determine. starting with a trip around the usa simply after the Civil battle, Thomas J. Lipton constructed the ambition and realized the enterprise recommendations that helped him create the 1st chain of grocery shops. filthy rich sooner than the age of thirty, he set his points of interest at the tea alternate, and shortly his identify turned synonymous together with his product. Lipton's nice company luck makes for a compelling tale of innovation and fulfillment. additionally, although, Lipton's such a lot fascinating construction used to be a public persona-one of the 1st shaped with the aid of a latest mass media-that appealed to hundreds of thousands of normal humans, in addition to the elites in the USA and Europe. Concocting easy stunts like elephant parades, Lipton mastered the recent artwork of acquiring loose exposure. With shameless self-promotion, he turned one of many world's so much eligible bachelors, a consumer of the negative, and eventually 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, grew to become ever extra renowned. D'Antonio's biography brings to bright existence this amazing determine.
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