Commodore : the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / Edward J. Renehan, Jr

Author(s): Renehan, Edward, 1956-
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Subjects: Businessmen--United States--Biography
Railroads--United States--History
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Basic Books, c2007
LC Classification: C, CT
Notes: LCCN: 2007022392
ISBN: 9780465002559 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0465002552 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-346) and index
Contents: Moravians -- Stapleton -- Profitable war -- Marriage -- Economic man -- Mr. Ogden and Mr. Gibbons -- Mouse and Bellona -- Proud fugitive -- Gibbons vs. Ogden -- Union line man -- Blackmail on the Hudson -- The sound... and beyond -- Of an old Dutch root -- Matters familial and social -- Southern route -- A finer head than Webster's -- I'll ruin you -- Atlantic crossing -- The specious name of enterprise -- Harlem corners -- Hudson River & New York Central -- The Vanderbilt bronze -- Frank -- Against the world -- Epilogue: Tombs
Physical Description: xx, 364 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 137331495
ISBN/ISSN: 9780465002559
0465002552

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