The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of ...

Author: T.J. Stiles

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307271556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable life, from Vanderbilt’s humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history. In between we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation. Epic in its scope and success, the life of Vanderbilt is also the story of the rise of America itself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wedgwood

Wedgwood

A definitive portrait of the pioneering entrepreneur describes how Josiah Wedgwood rose from the scion of a family of struggling potters to become one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men during the eighteenth century and ...

Author: Brian Dolan

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015059302607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

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A definitive portrait of the pioneering entrepreneur describes how Josiah Wedgwood rose from the scion of a family of struggling potters to become one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men during the eighteenth century and explains how he revolutionized the business model of his time with innovations that have continued into the present. 25,000 first printing.
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100 of the Most Shocking Reviews the First Tycoon

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews the First Tycoon

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Author: Joseph Coring

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458905407

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt The Commodore

Cornelius Vanderbilt   The Commodore

Cornelius Vanderbilt I had no illusions about his life.

Author: J. R. MacGregor

Publisher: Cac Publishing LLC

ISBN: 195001035X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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Cornelius Vanderbilt I had no illusions about his life. He didn't start out with grand plans and ungodly greed. He merely stepped in this world one foot at a time, one boat at a time, one market at a time--one day at a time. He worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. He worked hard and played hard. When all was said and done, though, he was a simple man who pushed the world of transportation to be all it could be--to be what it is today. The times he lived through and contributed to is the history that forms the foundation of our present life. He teaches us through his actions how to hit the pavement of life every day relentlessly seeking to do better and to do it with pragmatism and realistic goals. He was tough as nails in body, mind, and spirit. He did what he wanted to and never hid it. Vanderbilt was never a hypocrite. The greatest part of his life are the years when he bounced from shore to shore across all the islands in New York Harbor and then ventured farther inland, farther north, and even farther south until he became the first man to sail a steamboat up the San Juan River in Nicaragua in search of a path to cut from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Vanderbilt was a man of steel, and we can learn incredible things from him so scroll up and click the 'Buy Now' button to start learning about America's first tycoon.
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Petticoats and Pinstripes Portraits of Women in Wall Street s History

Petticoats and Pinstripes  Portraits of Women in Wall Street s History

Underhill, The Woman Who Ran for President, 64; Stiles, The First Tycoon, 501. 26. Underhill, The Woman Who Ran for President, 65; Stiles, The First Tycoon, 501–03. 27. Underhill, The Woman Who Ran for President, 66. 28. Ibid. 29.

Author: Sheri J. Caplan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440802669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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This fascinating work presents biographical essays about women from the colonial period to modern times, chronicling the previously untold story of the female financial experience in the United States. • Explores the female financial experience in the United States from the colonial period to modern times • Presents the history of women on Wall Street by placing personalities in the context of both Wall Street's development and prevailing political and cultural times • Identifies common themes and issues confronted by women in finance • Provides two quick-reference appendices, one describing the significance of particular women and a second that provides a chronology of milestones
Categories: Business & Economics

Custer s Trials

Custer s Trials

Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black ...

Author: T.J. Stiles

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101875841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person—capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. He freed countless slaves yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. A talented combat leader, he struggled as a manager in the West. He tried to make a fortune on Wall Street yet never connected with the new corporate economy. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. A popular writer, he remained apart from Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and other rising intellectuals. During Custer’s lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation’s gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood.
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The Capital of the Tycoon A Narrative of a Three Years Residence in Japan

The Capital of the Tycoon  A Narrative of a Three Years Residence in Japan

Persuades him not to visit Miaco , 105 Takimo Votschie Shemod - Zeno Kami , first Minister Plenipotentiary from Japan to the Treaty Powers , ii . 381 Taiko - Sama , the first Tycoon , causes of his enmity towards the Jesuit fathers and ...

Author: Rutherford Alcock

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10433288

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Jesse James

Jesse James

A biography of the outlaw, focusing on his involvement in the Civil War and the formation of the James Gang.

Author: T. J. Stiles

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 0791017389

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 111

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A biography of the outlaw, focusing on his involvement in the Civil War and the formation of the James Gang.
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The Capital of the Tycoon

The Capital of the Tycoon

The temples near Yeddo of Nagasaki , i . , 87 . at the absolute disposal of the Tycoon's gov . Stirling , Admiral , his visit to Japan , i . ... Smoking universal in Japan , Taiko - sama , the first Tycoon , causes of his 285.

Author: Sir Rutherford Alcock

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ISBN: UVA:X000099533

Category: Japan

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John W Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

John W  Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (New York: Vintage Books, 2009) 553. 36. Albert J. Churella, Building an Empire, vol. 1 of The Pennsylvania Railroad (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, ...

Author: Kathleen Waters Sander

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421422206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Chartered in 1827 as the country’s first railroad, the legendary Baltimore and Ohio played a unique role in the nation’s great railroad drama and became the model for American railroading. John W. Garrett, who served as president of the B&O from 1858 to 1884, ranked among the great power brokers of the time. In this gripping and well-researched account, historian Kathleen Waters Sander tells the story of the B&O’s beginning and its unprecedented plan to build a rail line from Baltimore over the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River, considered to be the most ambitious engineering feat of its time. The B&O’s success ignited “railroad fever” and helped to catapult railroading to America’s most influential industry in the nineteenth century. Taking the B&O helm during the railroads’ expansive growth in the 1850s, Garrett soon turned his attention to the demands of the Civil War. Sander explains how, despite suspected Southern sympathies, Garrett became one of President Abraham Lincoln's most trusted confidantes and strategists, making the B&O available for transporting Northern troops and equipment to critical battles. The Confederates attacked the B&O 143 times, but could not put “Mr. Lincoln’s Road” out of business. After the war, Garrett became one of the first of the famed Gilded Age tycoons, rising to unimagined power and wealth. Sander explores how—when he was not fighting fierce railroad wars with competitors—Garrett steered the B&O into highly successful entrepreneurial endeavors, quadrupling track mileage to reach important commercial markets, jumpstarting Baltimore’s moribund postwar economy, and constructing lavish hotels in Western Maryland to open tourism in the region. Sander brings to life the brazen risk-taking, clashing of oversized egos, and opulent lifestyles of the Gilded Age tycoons in this richly illustrated portrait of one man’s undaunted efforts to improve the B&O and advance its technology. Chronicling the epic technological transformations of the nineteenth century, from rudimentary commercial trade and primitive transportation westward to the railroads’ indelible impact on the country and the economy, John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is a vivid account of Garrett’s twenty-six-year reign.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Acts of Kings

The Acts of Kings

History of the Reign of the First Tycoon . - He delivereth up the City to the Captain of the Northmen , who dethroneth him , and reigneth in his Stead . - He groweth wroth , and sendeth for King Sora , who comforteth him " in a Horn .

Author: J. Marshall Hanna

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNYUQX

Category: Reconstruction

Page: 74

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Hetty

Hetty

In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines the life, work, and conflicted legacy of the exceptionally resourceful, ruthless, and inimitable woman who turned a comfortable inheritance into a fortune through instinct, courage, cunning, greed, and ...

Author: Charles Slack

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 006054256X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A full century before Martha Stewart, Oprah, and Madonna became icons, generations before women swept through Wall Street, and decades before they even had the right to vote, there was Hetty Green, America's richest woman, who stood alone among the roguish giants of the Gilded Age as the first lady of capitalism and is remembered as the Witch of Wall Street. At the time of her death in 1916, Hetty Green's personal fortune was estimated at $100 million ($1.6 billion today), and the financial empire she built on real estate and railroads rivaled that of Andrew Carnegie, Jay Gould, J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and some of the nation's biggest banks. Today, Hetty Green ranks near the top of America's list of greatest financiers, in company with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and billionaire-investor Warren Buffett. But in history books she has remained merely a footnote, a miser and an eccentric, whose character flaws and personal choices unjustly overshadowed her remarkable accomplishments on the fierce battlefield of American industry and commerce. In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines the life, work, and conflicted legacy of the exceptionally resourceful, ruthless, and inimitable woman who turned a comfortable inheritance into a fortune through instinct, courage, cunning, greed, and determination to succeed at a man's game on her own terms: from her childhood in the Quaker community of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she learned about business by reading financial papers to her father, to the battle over her inheritance that was one of the most controversial legal cases of her time; from her collisions with railroad magnate Collis Huntington to her rescue of New York City from financial ruin. Looking well beyond the lore and historical prejudices, Charles Slack presents a full portrait of a true American original, a female Citizen Kane who, having turned away from the conventions of her time, as a woman, a wife, a mother, and a mogul, led a life of a different sort, with occasionally tragic results, becoming both a hero and a victim of her era. Above all, it is a story of an uncompromising, larger-than-life, flawed woman who ruled a vast financial empire but was known, simply, as Hetty.
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Jesse James

Jesse James

A reassessment of the legendary American outlaw chronicles the life of Jesse James, from his youth in Missouri, to his teenage years fighting alongside Confederate guerrillas, to his criminal career.

Author: T. J. Stiles

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: UVA:X004636384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 510

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A reassessment of the legendary American outlaw chronicles the life of Jesse James, from his youth in Missouri, to his teenage years fighting alongside Confederate guerrillas, to his criminal career.
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Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

CROBBING A BIVER . erly he should be considered the first Tycoon of Japan . * Taiko - Sama was a great man . He gathered into his own firm hands the power of the Mikado , put down the revolt of the nobles , and completed their ...

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ISBN: UCD:31175023709531

Category: American literature

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Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.
Categories: American literature

Harper s Magazine

Harper s Magazine

OROSSING A RIVER . erly he should be considered the first Tycoon of Japan . * Taiko - Sama was a great man . He gathered into his own firm hands the power of the Mikado , put down the revolt of the nobles , and completed their ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015056090627

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British Biography

British Biography

WEDGEWOOD: THE FIRST TYCOON (2004) By Brian Dolan The 18thcenturyis an attractiveage forBritish biographers. Itwas such a transformativetime. Samuel Richardson, aprinter, becomes the first great psychological novelist.

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469721484

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Biography as a literary genre is largely the product of the eighteenth century and of one seminal work, James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). Boswell's innovations revolutionized the genre and made it the target of suppression and censorship. He sought not only to memorialize a great man but also to reveal his flaws. Boswell reported long stretches of Johnson's conversation, noted his mannerisms, and in general gave an intimate picture such as no biography had ever before dared to attempt. After Boswell, there was a retreat from his bolder innovations, which amounted to self-censorship on the biographer's part. When Thomas Carlyle's biographer, James Anthony Froude, braved this trend against truth and allowed his subject's dark side to show, he was vilified in the press. The tensions between discretion and candor have endured in British biography since Froude, a point Carl Rollyson makes in the reviews of contemporary British biographers he includes in British Biography, which also contains Johnson's full-length biography of Richard Savage, excerpts from Boswell's Life of Johnson as well selections from and commentaries on Southey's biography of Nelson, Mrs. Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Brontë, and the revolutionary work of Froude and Strachey.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born for business.

Author: Cassandra Schumacher

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502645418

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Cornelius Vanderbilt was born for business. Though poorly educated, he built an empire on steam power and died a millionaire. Fueled by the spirit of competition and possessing a brilliant mind for business, Vanderbilt became the first true industrial tycoon. He dominated the shipping industry with steamboats and railroads. Vanderbilt changed the way business was done in America. Readers explore the life and triumphs of America's first industrial titan through photographs, anecdotes, sidebars, and more.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Cornelius Vanderbilt 163 Success Facts Everything You Need to Know about Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt 163 Success Facts   Everything You Need to Know about Cornelius Vanderbilt

Probably The Best Cornelius Vanderbilt Biography To Date. This book is your ultimate resource for Cornelius Vanderbilt. Here you will find the most up-to-date 163 Success Facts, Information, and much more.

Author: Arthur McMillan

Publisher: Emereo Publishing

ISBN: 1488550883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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Probably The Best Cornelius Vanderbilt Biography To Date. This book is your ultimate resource for Cornelius Vanderbilt. Here you will find the most up-to-date 163 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Cornelius Vanderbilt's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: New York and Harlem Railroad - Operation and control, Dutch (ethnic group) - Names, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John P. Hammond - Background, Tennessee Celeste Claflin - Career, Erie War, Bill T. Jones - Awards, James Fisk (financier) - Business career, Elbridge G. Spaulding - Biography, Vanderbilt houses, Averell Harriman - Marriages, Lewis H. Morgan - The Erie Railroad affair, Carnegie Mellon University - History, Hightstown rail accident, List of richest Americans in history, T.J. Stiles, Arthur Mitchell (dancer), Vanderbilt University - Mascot, Vanderbilt houses - Houses, Anna Sokolow - Career, Toll road - Toll Roads elsewhere, Henry G. Davis - Bessie A. Davis and the Wreck of the RMS Republic, T.J. Stiles - The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Juan Trippe - Years at Pan Am, Bard College - Origins and early years, Potato chips - History, Vanderbilt family - History, Erie Railway, National Book Award for Nonfiction - Nonfiction, date to 1984, Corporate personhood - Historical background in the United States, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Galliera - Trip to North America, Anderson Cooper - Early life and education, Allaire Iron Works - American Civil War, Gibbons v. Ogden - Background, Carnegie Mellon - History, New York Central Railroad - New York Central, and much more...
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

... assassinations are the result of political designs on the part of the Prince of Mito , one of the descendants of the three brothers of the first Tycoon of this dynasty , and from whose families the reigning Tycoon is always taken .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: OXFORD:555095975

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