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The Resource Grand ambition : an extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can't really afford it, G. Bruce Knecht

Grand ambition : an extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can't really afford it, G. Bruce Knecht

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Grand ambition : an extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can't really afford it
Title
Grand ambition
Title remainder
an extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can't really afford it
Statement of responsibility
G. Bruce Knecht
Title variation
Extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can not really afford it
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Doug Van Allmen, a self-made man who grew up in a landlocked state dreaming of the ocean, was poised to build a 187-foot yacht that would cost $40 million. Lady Linda would not be among the very largest of the burgeoning fleet of oceangoing palaces, but Von Allmen vowed that it would be the best one ever made in the United States. Nothing would be ordinary. The interior walls would be made from rare species of burl wood, the floors paved with onyx and exotic types of marble, the furniture custom made, and the art specially commissioned. But the 2008 economic crisis changed everything. Von Allmen's lifestyle suddenly became unaffordable. Then it got worse: desperate to reverse his losses, he fell for an audacious Ponzi scheme. Would Von Allmen be able to complete Lady Linda? Would the shipyard and its one thousand employees survive the financial meltdown?"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knecht, G. Bruce
Dewey number
797.1246
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Von Allmen, Doug
  • Lady Linda (Yacht)
  • Trinity Yachts (Firm)
  • Yachting
  • Yacht building
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Venture capital
  • Boatbuilding
  • Boatbuilders
  • Boating industry
Label
Grand ambition : an extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can't really afford it, G. Bruce Knecht
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Making plans -- I want to be an accountant -- The sky is the limit -- Grinding it out -- Flying above the clouds -- Gilded barges -- Free fall -- Righting the ship -- Never enough space -- Cash crunch -- Blinded by thirst -- Pulling the trigger -- Too many boats -- Disaster -- I'd rather be surfing -- Sell everything -- Another fall -- Bring on the sun beds -- Smooth but unlawful -- Forget the green -- A box within a box -- It's not my fault -- We're going home! -- It's not just copying -- An extreme hardship -- Let's roll! -- Chasing dreams
Control code
sky249812032
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 244 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416576013
Lccn
2012030486
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Grand ambition : an extraordinary yacht, the people who built it, and the millionaire who can't really afford it, G. Bruce Knecht
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Making plans -- I want to be an accountant -- The sky is the limit -- Grinding it out -- Flying above the clouds -- Gilded barges -- Free fall -- Righting the ship -- Never enough space -- Cash crunch -- Blinded by thirst -- Pulling the trigger -- Too many boats -- Disaster -- I'd rather be surfing -- Sell everything -- Another fall -- Bring on the sun beds -- Smooth but unlawful -- Forget the green -- A box within a box -- It's not my fault -- We're going home! -- It's not just copying -- An extreme hardship -- Let's roll! -- Chasing dreams
Control code
sky249812032
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 244 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416576013
Lccn
2012030486
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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