The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / T.J. Stiles.

By: Stiles, T. JMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009Edition: 1st edDescription: xii, 719 p. : ill, map ; 25 cmISBN: 9780375415425 (alk. paper); 0375415424 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877 | Businessmen -- United States -- Biography | Millionaires -- United States -- Biography | Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Steamboats -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 973.5092 | B LOC classification: CT275.V23 | S85 2009
Contents:
Captain, 1794-1847 -- Commodore, 1848-1860 -- King, 1861-1877.
Summary: A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. We see Vanderbilt help to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. We see Vanderbilt help to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.

Captain, 1794-1847 -- Commodore, 1848-1860 -- King, 1861-1877.

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