The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : T. J. Stiles
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 719 Pages
ISBN : 9781400031740


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 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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : T.J. Stiles
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-04-21
Total Pages : 752 Pages
ISBN : 9780307271556


The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : T. J. Stiles
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 719 Pages
ISBN : 9780375415425


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 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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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Brian Dolan
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 396 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015059302607


Jesse James

Jesse James

In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a much more complicated and significant figure. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery household in bitterly divided Misssouri, at age sixteen James became a bushwhacker, one of the savage Confederate guerrillas that terrorized the border states. After the end of the war, James continued his campaign of robbery and murder into the brutal era of reconstruction, when his reckless daring, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with the sympathetic editor John Newman Edwards placed him squarely at the forefront of the former Confederates’ bid to recapture political power. With meticulous research and vivid accounts of the dramatic adventures of the famous gunman, T. J. Stiles shows how he resembles not the apolitical hero of legend, but rather a figure ready to use violence to command attention for a political cause—in many ways, a forerunner of the modern terrorist.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : T.J. Stiles
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-10-27
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9780307773371


Commodore

Commodore

Armed with a trove of previously unreleased archives, Edward J. Renehan Jr. offers a compelling portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who built large shipping and rail enterprises into cornerstones of the American economy, and amassed one of the greatest fortunes the world has ever known. This is the definitive biography of a man whose influence on American business was unsurpassed in his day—or any other.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2009-04-14
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780465010301


Working

Working

"Turn every page" -- Robert Moses. The city-shaper ; Carbon footprint ; Sanctum sanctorum for writers -- Lyndon Johnson. LBJA ; "Why can't you do a biography of Napoleon?" ; Interviewing. "I lied under oath" : Luis Salas ; "Hell, no, he's not dead" : Vernon Whiteside ; "It's all there in black and white" : Ella So Relle ; "I wanted to be a citizen" : Margaret and David Frost ; "My eyes were just out on stems" : Lady Bird Johnson ; Tricks of the trade -- A sense of place -- Two songs -- The Paris Review interview.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Robert A. Caro
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-01-07
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780593081914


The Inventor And The Tycoon

The Inventor And The Tycoon

From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads. One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen entertainments of all kinds. Yet the artist and inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial is one of the early instances of a media sensation. His patron was railroad tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, whose particular obsession was whether four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground at once. Stanford hired Muybridge and his camera to answer that question. And between them, the murderer and the railroad mogul launched the age of visual media. Set in California during its frontier decades, The Tycoon and the Inventor interweaves Muybridge's quest to unlock the secrets of motion through photography, an obsessive murder plot, and the peculiar partnership of an eccentric inventor and a driven entrepreneur. A tale from the great American West, this popular history unspools a story of passion, wealth, and sinister ingenuity.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Edward Ball
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2013-01-22
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9780385535496


The Tycoons

The Tycoons

"Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary."—The Christian Science Monitor The modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings the men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and their verve, they built an industrial behemoth—and a country of middle-class consumers. The Tycoons tells the incredible story of how these four determined men wrenched the economy into the modern age, inventing a nation of full economic participation that could not have been imagined only a few decades earlier.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Charles R. Morris
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2006-10-03
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 1429935022


The People S Tycoon

The People S Tycoon

How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford’s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife, but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he nonetheless embraced African American workers in the era of Jim Crow. Uncovering the man behind the myth, situating his achievements and their attendant controversies firmly within the context of early twentieth-century America, Watts has given us a comprehensive, illuminating, and fascinating biography of one of America’s first mass-culture celebrities.

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Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Steven Watts
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-03-04
Total Pages : 656 Pages
ISBN : 9780307558978