Meet the high-seas risk-takers whose embrace of trade served billions
Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of the Postwar Shipping Pioneers tells the stories of more than a dozen men and women who built the great maritime companies that for the past half century have not only fed the world and kept the lights on in homes, factories, and businesses worldwide, but have helped raise a billion people out of poverty. With the incredible ships they built, the vessels they helped finance, the seafarers they trained and employed around the globe, these are the true heroes of the global effort to improve lives in every nation of the world.
These are stories of risk-taking, bold decisions, and the investment of billions of dollars, by individuals, families, and businesses, not governments. The contributions these men and women have made to the growth of global trade have turned the hopes and aspirations of those who helped shape a post-World War II order into reality.
Today, as protectionism is growing and trade barriers are erected, and nations retreat from globalism, the stories in Dynasties of the Sea, as written by acclaimed author Lori Ann LaRocco, tell of the great prospects for mankind through the embrace of free trade.
Dynasties tells us what it takes to succeed on the world stage, in the pursuit of global prosperity. Meet the women and men who helped change a world, including:
Patriarch of a Greek shipping family: Miles Kulukundis
Masters of the Americas: Felipe and Ricardo Men ndez Ross
Wall Street pioneer: Michael Hudner
German success: Claus-Peter Offen
A leader by example: Richard du Moulin
Hong Kong scion: Sabrina Chao
And many more...