A Full Cup
Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup
ISBN 9781101188750 | 400 pages | 08 Jul 2010 | Riverhead | 18 - AND UP
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The remarkable story of the ambitious and innovative man who made his name synonymous with tea.
Raised in desperate poverty, Sir Thomas Lipton built a global empire of markets, factories and stockyards with a prodigious talent for business and a shameless flare for self-promotion. He created the first chain of grocery stores before setting his sights on the tea trade, but in his day he was equally famous for another exploit: his pursuit of the international sailing trophy, the America's Cup. Now, a Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist chronicles this larger-than life character.
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