Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Sailing Anarchy ran an item about an Amazon single, COMEBACK: How Larry Ellison’s Team Won The America’s Cup.
I bought and read it.
COMEBACK is only 70 pages long, over-priced at $2.99. For that you could buy one of my books and get great literature. However, I don’t begrudge the author his royalties. I got my money’s worth.
The book is somewhat fawning and sycophantic. I suppose that is inevitable. Otherwise the author could not have gained access.
The answer to the question posed in the subtitle is simple: they cheated. Knowingly. They couldn’t win without cheating, so they cheated.
It is a great success story. A triumph of the human spirit.Or perhaps not.