Thomas Lipton's America's Cup Campaigns is the saga of one man's 30 year obsession with winning the America's Cup. It includes brief stories of the most interesting of the early races for the Cup which lead up to the Lipton challenges and then gives the account of the Lipton and Herreshoff face-offs in a fascinating and illustrated narrative.
RICHARD V. SIMPSON is a native Rhode Islander who has always lived within walking distance to Narragansett Bay, first in the Edgewood section of Cranston and then in Bristol, where he has lived since 1960. A graphic designer by trade, he worked in advertising, printing, display, and textile design studios. After retiring in 1996 from a twenty nine- year federal civil service career with the U.S. Navy Supply Center and Naval Undersea Warfare Center, he began a second career as an author of books on subjects of historical interest. Beginning in 1985, Richard acted as a contributing editor for the national monthly Antiques & Collecting Magazine in which eighty-five of his articles have appeared.