The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.pdf

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism.Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelius Commodore” Vanderbilt is an American icon. Humbly born on Staten Island during George Washingtons presidency, he rose from boatman to builder of the nations largest fleet of steamships to lord of a railroad empire. Lincoln consulted him on steamship strategy during the Civil War

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DATEIGRÖSSE 8.15 MB
ISBN 9780375415425
AUTOR T. J. Stiles
DATEINAME The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.pdf
VERöFFENTLICHUNGSDATUM 01/05/2020

21.04.2009 · In The First Tycoon, Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore’s personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by