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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

By T.J. Stiles

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In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic tale of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative guy and American icon who, via his genius and strength of will, did greater than probably the other person to create sleek capitalism. Meticulously researched and skillfully written, The First Tycoon describes an out of this world existence, from Vanderbilt’s humble start in the course of the presidency of George Washington to his dying as one of many richest males in American heritage. In among we see how the Commodore helped to release the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape ny, and invent the fashionable company. Epic in its scope and good fortune, the lifetime of Vanderbilt is additionally the tale of the increase of the USA itself.

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