The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt Author T.J. Stiles
ISBN-10 1400031745
ISBN-13 9781400031740
Year 2010-04-20
Pages 736
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDIn this groundbreakingbiography T J Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius Commodore Vanderbilt the combative man and American icon who through his genius and force of will did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism Meticulously researched and elegantly written The First Tycoon describes an improbable life from Vanderbilts humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history In between we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution propel the Gold Rush reshape Manhattan and invent the modern corporation Epic in its scope and success the life of Vanderbilt is also the story of the rise of America itself

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