The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

By: Stiles, T.J.

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Wrapper edges lightly bumped. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 719 pp. In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable life, from Vanderbilt’s humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history. In between we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation. Epic in its scope and success, the life of Vanderbilt is also the story of the rise of America itself.KEYWORDS: FIRST TYCOON CORNELIUS VANDERBILT PULITZER PRIZE BIOGRAPHY BUSINESS AMERICAN HISTORY

Title: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Author: Stiles, T.J.

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, American, Business & Economics, Biography,

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2010

ISBN Number: 1400031745

ISBN Number 13: 9781400031740

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2207857