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

Stiles, T. J. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780307271556 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0307271552 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

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General Note:
Title from eBook information screen.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Captain, 1794-1847 -- Commodore, 1848-1860 -- King, 1861-1877.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9831 KB).
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.
Genre/Form: EBOOK.
Electronic books.

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