Hinckley ist für seine Arbeit hoch angesehen und setzt mit der Qualität, Leistung und Schönheit seiner Boote Maßstäbe. Das Buch bietet einen Überblick über die spannende Geschichte, das klassische Design und die legendären Hinckley-Yachten, die seit 1928 von Hand gefertigt werden. Es ist das erste Buch über die interessante Geschichte von Hinckley und enthält historische und zeitgenössische Fotografien und Zeichnungen aus dem umfangreichen Archiv des Unternehmens. Es präsentiert die unglaubliche Handwerkskunst, die in den Segelyachten und Jetbooten steckt. Es ist eine Chronik der frühen Jahre des Unternehmens, dessen Boote auch im Zweiten Weltkrieg verwendet wurden, und beschreibt die tragende Rolle von Hinckley bei der Einführung von Fiberglas und der Entwicklung der heutigen modernen Yachten. Es zeigt einige der legendärsten und renommiertesten Boote der Welt. Hinckley Yachts: Eine amerikanische Ikone und ein Muss für Liebhaber von Booten, Yachten, Segeltouren sowie klassischem Design und Handwerk.
Steam Yachts and Launches Their Machinery and Manegement:A review of the steam engine as applied to yachts; laws governing yachts in American waters: A review of the steam engine as applied to yachts; laws governing yachts in American waters; rules for racing; rules for building; pilot regulations; specifi C. P Kunhardt
The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again.The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different. Job opportunities and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few crowded coastal enclaves. Corporations and investors are disproportionately developing technologies that benefit the wealthiest Americans in the most prosperous areas - and destroying middle-class jobs elsewhere. To turn this tide, we must look to a brilliant and all-but-forgotten American success story and embark on a plan that will create the industries of the future - and the jobs that go with them.Beginning in 1940, massive public investment generated breakthroughs in science and technology that first helped win WWII and then created the most successful economy the world has ever seen. Private enterprise then built on these breakthroughs to create new industries - such as radar, jet engines, digital computers, mobile telecommunications, life-saving medicines, and the internet - that became the catalyst for broader economic growth that generated millions of good jobs. We lifted almost all boats, not just the yachts.Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson tell the story of this first American growth engine and provide the blueprint for a second. It´s a visionary, pragmatic, sure-to-be controversial plan that will lead to job growth and a new American economy in places now left behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005112/bk_hach_005112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dozens of men were called ´´robber barons´´, but few were as notorious or rich as John Pierpont Morgan, a financier and banker who bankrolled the consolidation of behemoth corporations across various industries. Morgan was behind the merging of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company, which subsequently became General Electric, still known simply as GE across the world today. Similarly, he financed Federal Steel Company and consolidated various other steel businesses to help form the United States Steel Corporation. While critics complained about the outsized influence that these gigantic businesses had, Morgan´s massive wealth also gave him unprecedented power in the financial sector and the ability to deal with politicians. In fact, Morgan played an important part in the Panic of 1907 and the subsequent decision to create the Federal Reserve as a monetary oversight. The industrial might wielded by men like Morgan directly led to a public backlash and made President Teddy Roosevelt the ´´trust buster´´, and there has since been countless regulations to attempt to avoid the types of monopolies found over 100 years ago. However, many 20th century historians and writers pushed back against the allegations hurled at the ´´robber barons´´ and even took issue with the name. Morgan may have used his wealth to collect everything from jewelry to yachts, but he was also celebrated for spending enormous sums of money on charitable works and public service projects. As a result, Morgan´s reputation is still mixed, even as his legacy is felt over 100 years after his death. American Legends: The Life of J.P. Morgan looks at the life and career of one of America´s most famous industrialists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036752/bk_acx0_036752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American Empress is the best-selling history of the dramatic life of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C.W. Post, founder of the Postum Cereal Company.As a girl growing up in the Midwest, young Marjorie Post helped glue cereal boxes in her father’s barn, later sat on the board of directors of her father’s company, wed several times, and by late middle age was widely acknowledged as the ´´Queen of Washington, DC” because of her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats, and royalty.During the nearly nine decades of her life, the beautiful and vastly wealthy Mrs. Post had four husbands - among them stockbroker E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia under Stalin - built several glittering mansions, including Palm Beach’s legendary Mar-a-Lago, and sailed the seven seas on her huge yacht, the Sea Cloud.A glamorous and warm-hearted woman who retained her Midwestern twang and fondness for square dancing, Mrs. Post was also mother to actress Dina Merrill. Throughout her life, she gave generously to hundreds of civic and artistic causes, among them the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.Thanks to her brains, beauty, and vast wealth, Mrs. Post was a woman well ahead of her era, whose natural business acumen created the frozen foods industry and helped transform the Postum Cereal Company into the General Foods Corporation.A sweeping social history about one of America´s most beautiful, wealthy, and generous heiresses, the ´´Duchess of Washington, DC´´ and the ´´Queen of Palm Beach´´, a friend to the crowned heads of Europe as well as to American presidents, first ladies, senators, and diplomats.The daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C.W. Post, Marjorie Post´s story traces her rise from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the pinnacle of America´s high society. Along the way she married four times, anony 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141346/bk_acx0_141346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professor Peter O´Neil verschwindet im Bermudadreieck, und drei seiner Schüler beschließen nachzuforschen. Das Erscheinen eines Gespenstes und eine Reihe von Indizien führen Bill, Michelle und Nick zum Wachsfigurenkabinett, dann zum alten Haus des Lehrers und schließlich zur Yacht eines Millionärs. Eine Gruselgeschichte... Dossiers: Halloween American High School Sports The Bermuda Triangle
In 1895, emissaries from the New York Yacht Club traveled to Deer Isle, Maine, to recruit the nation´s best sailors, an ´´All American´´ crew. This remote island in Penobscot Bay sent nearly 30 of its fishing men to sail Defender, and under skipper Hank Haff, they beat their opponents in a difficult and controversial series. To the delight of the American public, the charismatic Sir Thomas Lipton sent a surprise challenge in 1899. The New York Yacht Club knew where to turn and again recruited Deer Isle´s fisherman sailors. Undefeated in two defense campaigns, they are still considered one of the best American sail-racing teams ever assembled. Listen to their fascinating story and relive their adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Willett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016540/bk_acx0_016540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The closest you´ll get on land to the feeling of being on deck--sailing through the eyes of a true master of both sail and lens. This deluxe, grand-scale, limited-edition book is a voyage across America, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of sailing in the waters of every region of the United States--from Puerto Rico to the tip of Alaska. Over a lifetime devoted to boats and the pursuit of pleasure on water, the photographer Onne van der Wal has accrued an unparalleled archive of the most evocative and beautiful photography of this great American sport. Organized by region, and including competition yachts, leisure crafts, and everything in between, the book presents stunning vignettes of every form of American sailing--from classic yacht racing around Newport, Rhode Island to beautiful schooners drifting across the Great Lakes, and from peaceful catamaran expeditions around the islands of Hawaii to handmade single-masters in the frozen waters of Alaska and intense Grand Prix races along the rocky coasts of the Pacific Northwest. With 200 color photographs and several gatefolds that unfold into glorious panoramic images, this is a celebration of the nautical lifestyle and a love letter to an archetypal American pursuit that is so much more than a pastime for all those lucky enough to enjoy it.
Three American fishermen disappear along the North Carolina coast, their sport fishing yacht blown to pieces. The CIA keeps the details a secret, undertaking an intense investigation while family and friends search for answers on their own.Why are the Russian and Cuban military conducting secret meetings along the Mid-Atlantic Coast?What does an intense treasure hunt for Spanish gold off Cuba´s coast have to do with a clandestine operation to rescue American citizens from Cuba?And how does Chechnya´s fight for independence directly threaten the security of the United States?Even the CIA´s finest agents may be too late to defuse the impending crisis, trapping Martin Culver squarely in the crosshairs of a weapons system created to produce global nuclear destruction.Based on true events from the mid-1980s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellery Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158268/bk_acx0_158268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.