The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / T.J. Stiles

Author(s): Stiles, T. J
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Subjects: Businessmen--United States--Biography
Millionaires--United States--Biography
Railroads--United States--History--19th century
Steamboats--United States--History--19th century
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
LC Classification: C, CT
Notes: LCCN: 2008047879
ISBN: 9780375415425 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0375415424 (alk. paper)
"A Borzoi book:--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [691]-702) and index
Contents: Captain, 1794-1847 -- Commodore, 1848-1860 -- King, 1861-1877
Summary: A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. We see Vanderbilt help to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation
Physical Description: xii, 719 p., [36] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 244055656
ISBN/ISSN: 9780375415425
0375415424

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