First Tycoon:The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

First Tycoon:The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

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In 'The First Tycoon', Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore's personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by his conservative enemies for being too competitive. He was a visionary who pioneered business models. He was an unschooled fistfighter who came to command the respect of New York's social elite. And he was a father who struggled with a gambling-addicted son, a husband who was loving yet abusive, and finally an old man who was obsessed with contacting the dead. 'The First Tycoon' is the exhilirating story of a man and a nation maturing together: the powerful account of a man whose life was as epic and complex as American history itself.

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First Tycoon:The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
In 'The First Tycoon', Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore's personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by his conservative enemies for being too competitive. He was a visionary who pioneered business models. He was an unschooled fistfighter who came to command the respect of New York's social elite. And he was a father who struggled with a gambling-addicted son, a husband who was loving yet abusive, and finally an old man who was obsessed with contacting the dead. 'The First Tycoon' is the exhilirating story of a man and a nation maturing together: the powerful account of a man whose life was as epic and complex as American history itself.

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