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Commodore Vanderbilt

Wheaton Joshua Lane

Commodore Vanderbilt

an epic of the steam age

by Wheaton Joshua Lane

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Published by A. A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Wheaton J. Lane.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT275.V23 L3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 357, xii p., 1 l.
    Number of Pages357
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6443664M
    LC Control Number42036093
    OCLC/WorldCa390215

    The life of Cornelius Vanderb spans years of phenomenal economic growth in American history. From his boyhood on Staten Island where he ferried passengers and freight to Manhattan to the foundation of his railroad empire, Vanderbilt's story reflects the compulsion and streak of genius that characterized his life. An employee on the ferry lines, he soon gained control and expanded his holdings. Great historical book about the Cornelius Vanderbilt Commodore, what happened to the kids and the wealth. Just an amazing family and captivating story. Great American entrepreneurial story. And also a great study of how quickly generations can drain a family's wealth dry.

    Commodore. Vanderbilt University Yearbook. Vanderbilt Student Communications, Nashville, Tennessee, Black hard covers with gilt titles, quarto, Seller Rating: % positive. Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt Edward J. Renehan, Jr., Author Basic $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book The latest from Renehan.

      Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Commodore Vanderbilt and his family by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell, , D.K. MacDowell edition, in EnglishPages:   The original Cornelius Vanderbilt, known as Commodore, was a poor Staten Island boy who had dreams of making it big. With a $ loan from his mom, .


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In a way the Commodore and General were essentially another section of those trains given the incredible popularity during the early years of the streamliner age and the high demand encountered for each railroad's services.

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More than square feet of comfort ( square meters) includes separate sitting and dining areas, along with balconies to take in ocean breezes. Publisher Edward J. Renehan Jr. wrote 's Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt while historian T.J. Stiles penned a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the industrialist's life—The First Born: How many Commodore Yearbooks would you like to order.

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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/5(92). Cornelius Vanderbilt, also known informally as "Commodore Vanderbilt", was an American business magnate and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and poor and having but.

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By slashing fares and buying out rival firms, Vanderbilt achieved a Author: Michael Kazin. While it will be discussed here in brief this article will predominantly focus on the Commodore's railroad career.

If interested in a complete biography of Vanderbilt please consider a copy of T.J. Stiles' "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life Of Cornelius Vanderbilt." It is the quintessential book on his life. Cornelius Vanderbilt became the wealthiest man in America in the midth century by dominating the growing country's transportation business.

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