7 edition of Grand Ambition found in the catalog.
by W. W. Norton & Company
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||274|
In , Simon & Schuster published “Grand Ambition,” a book by G. Bruce Knecht about construction of the foot Trinity_ Lady Linda_. The book gave an insider’s look at construction of the superyacht, which Von Allmen, a private equity investor, wanted to be the best yacht ever built in the United States. Former senior writer and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, G. Bruce Knecht speaks about his newest book, Grand Ambition. Previous books he has written;.
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Grand Ambition is a story of fact and fiction woven together masterfully into a beautiful, honest portrayal of love and adventure. Lisa Michael's captures the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon so completely I felt Grand Ambition book I was with Bessie and Glen Hyde as they navigated their way down the Colorado/5(27).
Although the book "Grand Ambition" is a work of fiction, it is built upon the actual adventure of these two young people who undertook an incredible journey - to travel the Colorado River in a home-made boat, i.e.
a scow/5. Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It - Kindle edition by Knecht, G.
Bruce. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire /5(79).
Grand Ambition tells the story of the construction of a mega-yacht in a global economy responding to the financial crisis. The book uses the yacht to examine the wealth divide in the United States during a politically After two books (The Proving Ground and Hooked), Bruce Knecht has quickly become one of my favourite authors/5.
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Lisa Michaels is an award-winning poet and former editor at The Threepenny Review. She is the author of the novel Grand Ambition, a Los Angels Times Best Book of the Year and the memoir Split, a New York Times Notable Book 5/5(2). This is the time span of GRAND AMBITION: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built it, and the Millionaire Who Can’t Really Afford it, by G.
Bruce Knecht (Simon & Schuster/March 5th, /$ hardcover). More than a tale of the hubris of the super rich, this is a global story of 21st century shipbuilding—and the blue-collar workers. Grand Ambition Prologue THE ALARM clock next to Gale Tribble’s bed came alive with a blast of country music at a.m.
An ashtray holding the remains of the previous night’s final cigarette was balancing on top of the clock, so he was careful as he reached to turn off the ed on: J Grand Ambition is centered around the building of a huge yacht, but it is ultimately about our bipolar society—the rarefied lifestyles of the very, very rich and the day-to-day realities of blue-collar laborers who have never worked indoors or been paid more than $20 an hour." Tom Brokaw "If this lively book doesn't 'lift your boat,' nothing 4/4(2).
Grand ambition: a novel. [Lisa Michaels] few known facts of Bessie and Glen Hyde's story and interweaving the account of their journey over the rapids of the Grand Canyon in with Glen's father's desperate efforts to find A grand sweep of a book, combining both derring-do plot with tingly love story the perfect read for.
Read "Grand Ambition: A Novel" by Lisa Michaels available from Rakuten Kobo. "An absorbing, affecting and beautifully written novel."—New York Times Book Review In Lisa Michaels's enthralling debut 5/5.
Patrick Cooke reviews "Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It," by G. Bruce Knecht. GRAND AMBITION Lisa Michaels, Author.
Norton $ (p) ISBN Forecast: The only connection between this book and Michaels's well-received memoir, Split, about growing up a. Grand Ambition An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It Van Allmen's grand vision comes true, with all of its custom-made treasures and accessories, and the result of its well-earned triumph makes the book required reading for those who dream big with the grit and persistence to make it /5(19).
Grand Ambition by Lisa Michaels. It is an enthralling book and I highly recommend it. It is an enthralling book and I highly recommend it. I checked the. A meticulous account of the building of one of the largest American-made yachts since the Gilded Age.
Royal families have long enjoyed large pleasure vessels, writes former Wall Street Journal senior writer Knecht (Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish,etc.).In modern times, yachts have been the playthings of Russian oligarchs, Greek shipping magnates and. What makes Grand Ambition particularly noteworthy is that, according to Knecht (pictured), everyone featured in the book was fully onboard, from the highest high to the lowest low.
He says Trinity Yachts gave him “unfettered access” to its Gulfport, Mississippi shipyard and employees. Even when the Von Allmens discovered the Ponzi scheme, Knecht says, Doug Von Allmen.
Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Grand Ambition by Lisa Michaels (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Get this from a library. Grand ambition: a novel. [Lisa Michaels] -- In chapters alternating between the young man's father's reminiscences and the saga of the young couple, the author tells of newlyweds Glen and Bessie Hyde who "set out to run the rapids of the Grand.
She is the author of the novel Grand Ambition, a Los Angels Times Best Book of the Year and the memoir Split, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Michaels lives in Northern California. Críticas. A perilous expedition provides the historical inspiration for this solid, low-key novel by Michaels, a poet and memoirist. More than 70 /5(18). "An absorbing, affecting and beautifully written novel."—New York Times Book ReviewIn Lisa Michaels's enthralling debut novel, she weaves the tale of two young newlyweds, Glen and Bessie Hyde, who set out in to run the rapids of the Grand Canyon.
The pair hoped to set a record: Bessie would be the first woman to negotiate that treacherous stretch of the Colorado River.Book Binding:Paperback / softback. Grand Ambition. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.
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