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The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Autore: T J Stiles
Editore: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st Vintage Books edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Cornelius Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: T J Stiles
ISBN: 9781400031740 1400031745
Numero OCLC: 436029956
Note: Previously published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Riconoscimenti: Pulitzer Prize for biography, 2010; National Book Award for nonfiction, 2009.
Descrizione: xii, 719 p., [36] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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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