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The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Author: T J Stiles
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and 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/Form: Biography
History
National Book Award winners
Pulitzer Prize biographies
Named Person: Cornelius Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T J Stiles
ISBN: 9781400031740 1400031745
OCLC Number: 664803735
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Awards: National Book Awards, Winner, Nonfiction, 2009.
Pulitzer Prize, Winner, Biography, 2010.
Description: 719 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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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