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Six tycoons : the lives of John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Joseph P. Kennedy

Author: Wyn Derbyshire
Publisher: London : Spiramus Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John D Rockefeller. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Andrew Carnegie. John Jacob Astor. Henry Ford. Joseph P Kennedy. Even today, long after their deaths, the names of these six men continue to be associated with wealth and power. When they were alive, they dominated their worlds as few men had done before, and few have done since. These are the life stories of six of the richest men who ever lived in America. Their lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Jacob Astor; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Andrew Carnegie; John D Rockefeller; Henry Ford; Joseph P Kennedy; John Jacob Astor; Andrew Carnegie; Henry Ford; Joseph P Kennedy; John D Rockefeller; Cornelius Vanderbilt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wyn Derbyshire
ISBN: 9781904905851 1904905854
OCLC Number: 231588563
Description: vii, 251 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: John Jacob Astor --
Cornelius Vanderbilt --
Andrew Carnegie --
John D. Rockefeller --
Henry Ford --
Joseph P. Kennedy.
Responsibility: [by Wyn Derbyshire].

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John D Rockefeller. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Andrew Carnegie. John Jacob Astor. Henry Ford. Joseph P Kennedy. Even today, long after their deaths, the names of these six men continue to be associated with wealth and power. When they were alive, they dominated their worlds as few men had done before, and few have done since. These are the life stories of six of the richest men who ever lived in America. Their lives offer us windows into ways of life over two centuries that most of us can only imagine, and an opportunity to glimpse times when laws, attitudes, prejudices and opportunities were very different from today. Their achievements - financial, political and social - continue to affect us, for good or ill, to this day. Their mistakes still offer important lessons about the acquisition, use and abuse of wealth and power. And had they not lived, the history of America - and the world - might have been very different indeed.

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