The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles
A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.
The 648th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - National Book Award - Nonfiction (National Book Foundation)