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The first tycoon [electronic resource] : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / T.J. Stiles.

Stiles, T. J. (Author). Deakins, Mark. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781415965924 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415965927 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2009.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 28:45:46.
Formatted Contents Note:
Captain, 1794-1847 -- Commodore, 1848-1860 -- King, 1861-1877.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Mark Deakins.
Summary, etc.:
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 Washington's presidency, he rose from boatman to builder of the nation's largest fleet of steamships to lord of a railroad empire.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 413353 KB; MP3 file size: 809975 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877.
Businessmen > United States > Biography.
Millionaires > United States > Biography.
Railroads > United States > History > 19th century.
Steamboats > United States > History > 19th century.

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