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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Posted by friendsofthenewarkfreelibrary on November 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

By T.J. Stiles

Reviewed by: Roy Lopata

T.J. Stiles has provided us with a biography that truly deserves the label “epic.” This is a classic and lengthy life and times tome that includes all the details of Cornelius (“Commodore”;) Vanderbilt’s remarkable story from birth in Staten Island, New York in 1794 to death in 1877, spanning the history of the United States from the age of George Washington to that of John D. Rockefeller. In describing his t...

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