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Tycoon's war : how Cornelius Vanderbilt invaded a country to overthrow America's most famous military adventurer

Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historically important account of Cornelius Vanderbilt's war that says as much about where America is going as where it has been.

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Dando-Collins, Stephen.
Tycoon's war.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008014632
(OCoLC)222664703
Named Person: Cornelius Vanderbilt; William Walker; Cornelius Vanderbilt; William Walker; Cornelius Vanderbilt; William Walker; Cornelius (Unternehmer) Vanderbilt
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 9780786731619 0786731613
OCLC Number: 298802242
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 373 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Gun-barrel diplomacy --
Down, but not out --
Enter the Colonel --
Landing behind enemy lines --
The battle of Rivas --
Victory at La Virgen --
Walker's secret plan --
Taking Granada --
The Walker way --
Closing in on the prize --
On a collision course --
Blindsiding Vanderbilt --
The gathering storm --
Going to war with Walker --
The battle of Santa Rosa --
Courts-martial and firing squads --
A killing or two --
The second battle of Rivas --
President Walker --
Battles on all fronts --
New battlegrounds --
Wheeling and dealing --
Here was Granada --
Closing Nicaragua's back door --
Operation San Juan --
To the victor, the spoils --
The surrender.
Responsibility: Stephen Dando-Collins.

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