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Description - Mine's Bigger: The Extraordinary Tale of the World's Greatest Sailboat and the Silicon Valley Tycoon Who Built It by David A. Kaplan

As the dominant venture capitalist of Silicon Valley, Tom Perkins had seemingly done it all-from amassing a billion-dollar fortune to getting himself convicted of manslaughter in France. But his ultimate dream was to create the biggest, fastest, riskiest, highest-tech, most self-indulgent sailboat ever built.With keen storytelling and biting wit, bestselling author David A. Kaplan takes us inside the mind of an American genius and behind the scenes of an extraordinary venture: the birth of Perkins's $130 million marvel The Maltese Falcon. This modern clipper ship is as long as a football field and forty-two feet wide, with three rotating masts, each twenty stories high, and a bridge straight out of Star Trek. The riveting biography of a remarkable ship and the remarkable man who built it, Mine's Bigger is an unforgettable profile of ambition, hubris, audacity, and the imagination of a legendary entrepreneur.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061374029
ISBN-10: 0061374024
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David A. Kaplan

David A. Kaplan is a senior editor at Newsweek, responsible for the magazine's Enterprise section. He also is the managing editor of the annual Newsweek-Kaplan College Guide. He previously was a writer for the magazine, with 15 cover stories on topics ranging from the Supreme Court to baseball to moviemaking to national politics.