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The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Auteur : T J Stiles
Éditeur : New York : Vintage Books, 2010. ©2009
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : English : First Vintage books edition, May 2010Voir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.
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Genre/forme : Biography
History
Personne nommée : Cornelius Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : T J Stiles
ISBN : 9781400031740 1400031745
Numéro OCLC : 436029956
Notes : Previously published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Récompenses : Pulitzer Prize for biography, 2010; National Book Award for nonfiction, 2009.
Description : xii, 719 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contenu : pt. 1. Captain 1794-1847. The islander --
The duelist --
A tricky god --
Nemesis --
Sole control --
Man of honor --
pt. 2. Commodore 1848-1860. Prometheus --
Star of the west --
North star --
Ariel --
Vanderbilt --
Champion --
pt. 3. King 1861-1877. War --
The origins of empire --
The power to punish --
Among friends --
Consolidations --
Dynasty --
Epilogue.
Responsabilité : T.J. Stiles.

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A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.

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