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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

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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
Title variation
full cup
Title variation remainder
Sir Thomas Liptons extraordinary life and his quest for the Americas Cup
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
Summary
A profile of the founder of Lipton Tea describes his post-Civil War journey across America to establish a chain of grocery stores, his novel use of mass media to create a winning public persona, and his legendary pursuit of the America's Cup trophy
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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360356
Cataloging source
DLC
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D'Antonio, Michael
Dewey number
  • 338.092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lipton, Thomas Johnstone
  • Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.
  • America's Cup
  • Businessmen
  • Grocers
  • Sailors
  • Tea trade
  • Yacht racing
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594487606
Lccn
2010000275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594487606
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594487606
Lccn
2010000275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594487606
  • (OCoLC)457151305

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