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Mine's Bigger: Tom Perkins and the Making of the Greatest Sailing Machine Ever Built

Autor: Kaplan, David A.

Editorial: William Morrow & Company

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$25.95
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Mine's Bigger: Tom Perkins and the Making of the Greatest Sailing Machine Ever Built : Tom Perkins had a dream. It wasn't to get rich, acquire power, or marry into fame. As the man most responsible for creating Silicon Valley, he had done all that. Along the way, he also managed to get himself convicted of manslaughter in France and become Danielle Steel's Husband No. 5. No, as he hit his seventies, Perkins wanted to create the biggest, fastest, riskiest, highest-tech, most self-indulgent sailboat ever - the "perfect yacht." His fantasy would be a modern clipper ship - as long as a football field, forty-two feet wide, with three masts each rising twenty stories toward the heavens. This $130 million square-rigger - The Maltese Falcon - would evoke the era of magnificent vessels that raced across the oceans in the nineteenth century. This is the biography of a remarkable boat and the man who built it. More than a tale of technology, Mine's Bigger is a profile of ambition, hubris, and the imagination of a legendary entrepreneur.


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Biografía y Autobiografía   Rich & Famous

ISBN 13:9780061227943
ISBN 10:0061227943
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:267
Tamaño:9.49" l x 6.50" w x 0.98" h
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