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  • Published: 27 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781594485213
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99
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A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup



The remarkable story of the ambitious and innovative man who made his name synonymous with tea.

Today Lipton means 'tea.' However, in this time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantation, ans stockyards. But his epic pursuit of the America's Cup trophy-the ultimate in international sport-make him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

More than a story of innovation and achievement, A Full Cup also explores Lipton's most intriguing creation: his public persona, formed by a burgeoning mass media and shameless self-promotion that made him one of the most recognizable figures of his time. D'Antonio brings to life the surprising careers of this intrepid sailor, gregarious showman, and ingenious self-made millionaire-the world's very first celebrity CEO.

'A Full Cup celebrates a remarkable man: a great philanthropist and entrepreneurial tradesman, blessed with style, flair and, most of all, great spirit.' The Washington Times

'[A] triumph . . . A Full Cup tells the story in a breathless style that will keep most readers racing through D'Antonio's account of his extraordinary character. A thrilling story you won't be able to put down.' Connecticut Post

'A bracing biography of the man who can be called the original Richard Branson  . . . An innovative businessman, philanthropically minded, and well-liked from the slums of New York to the palaces of Europe, all of which D'Antonio captures with aplomb.' The Daily Beast

  • Published: 27 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781594485213
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $29.99
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