GRAND AMBITION: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can’t Really Afford It
“Bruce Knecht is my kind of reporter – a master story teller with a great eye for tales of our time. 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
In this tenth anniversary edition, a new Afterword catches up with the book’s unforgettable cast of characters, and it also explains how Larry Ellison’s experience in the race led to his pursuit of the America’s Cup.
“Knecht has turned out a sailing masterpiece…The book is in the ‘can’t put it down category.’” – Walter Cronkite
“A great book—one of best I’ve read in recent years. Hooked is a fish story, a global whodunit, a courtroom drama — and a critically important ecological message all rolled into one. Read this and you’ll never look at Chilean Sea Bass on the menu the same way.” – Tom Brokaw