Early Waves for Dynasties

Early praise for the book has been hugely positive and very diverse. Here are just a few of the comments from our growing list of high-profile leaders:

“Dynasties of the Sea is a must read for anyone. Lori Ann LaRocco captures the big ideas and backgrounds of these shipping titans who tend to stay out of the spotlight. This book is engaging and emphasizes shipping’s vital role in free trade and how important capitalism is to the growth of the global economy. Powerful!” – Donald Trump, Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

“It’s not just enough to ‘Buy American’ – we have to ‘Sell American’ around the globe. My state is the home of the top foreign tonnage port in the United States. Free Trade has been essential in the growth of our Port system. Lori Ann LaRocco’s enlightening efforts highlighting the value Free Trade brings to all our lives, especially the role that shipping plays, prove what Sir Walter Raleigh wrote four centuries ago ‘whosoever commands the sea commands the trade.’ Instead of pirates and empires controlling the seas, today investment in the future races through the world’s great oceans bringing a bit of Texas to the world and the world to Texas.” – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, Deputy Whip and Chairman, U.S. House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee

“To get a clear view on what makes the global economy tick, you should read Dynasties of the Sea. Lori Ann LaRocco’s profiles of the colorful captains of the global shipping industry provide a unique insight into why they’ve succeeded and what powers global growth.” – Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

“…Trade has expanded and the world is more and more economically interdependent. But there are key players, traders, shippers and entrepreneurs behind these trends, and their stories have been brilliantly brought to light by Dynasties of the Sea. This unique read is an important contribution in truly understanding the direction of today’s global economy.” – Jon Huntsman, Jr., Former Utah Governor and Former United States Ambassador to China

“Lori Ann LaRocco has done it again, this time masterfully chronicling one of the world’s oldest and most respected businesses. The shipping industry has enabled civilizations to develop and prosper for thousands of years. And yet no one has brought to life this story of maritime commerce – and the titans who have driven it – better than LaRocco. Dynasties of the Sea should be required reading for anyone whose life is supported by this great business. Its telling narrative will also fascinate any reader interested in economic development, freetrade, or how the countless goods we use every day make it to our homes and offices… I recommend enthusiastically.” – Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., CEO, RSR Partners

“Dynasties of the Sea captures the rich history and the key players of the shipping industry, bringing to public attention the critical role shippers have played in driving international trade and our global economy. With 95% of consumers living outside of the United States, the shipping industry is what connects our manufacturers and business to these important customers, ensuring that that the U.S. can maintain its global competitiveness.” – Jay Timmons, CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

“Dynasties of the Sea offers a fascinating analysis of the shipping industry’s contribution to the economic expansion and the importance of global trade. A worthwhile read for both the novice and professional.” – Rick Scott, Florida Governor


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