📒 The First Tycoon by T. J. Stiles

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9781400031740
Copyright Year : 2010
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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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📒 The First Tycoon by T. J. Stiles

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9781400031740
Copyright Year : 2010
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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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📒 The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 0307271552
Copyright Year : 2009-04-21
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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📒 The First Tycoon by T. J. Stiles

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN_10 : 9780375415425
Copyright Year : 2009
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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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📒 Wedgwood by Brian Dolan

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ISBN_10 : 1422368114
Copyright Year : 2007-08
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Wedgwood pottery, with its white classical figures against a pale-blue background, has been one of the most recognizable names for 200+ years. This biography shows how a disenfranchised child grew up to become the first tycoon. Born into a poor family in Staffodshire, England, Josiah Wedgwood began life with dim prospects. But, he conducted a series of chemical experiments & discovered a pure white glaze then unattainable in Europe. He moved up & built an empire. Wedgwood revolutionized a model of business that is now ubiquitous. He organized skilled labor in one of the world¿s first factories; offered his employees health insurance & pension plans; & opened showrooms, engaged traveling salesmen, & offered money-back guarantees. Illus.

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📒 Jesse James by T.J. Stiles

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780307773371
Copyright Year : 2010-10-27
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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📒 Working by Robert A. Caro

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780593081914
Copyright Year : 2020-01-07
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page.

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📒 The People S Tycoon by Steven Watts

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 0307558975
Copyright Year : 2009-03-04
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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📒 The Tycoons by Charles R. Morris

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 1429935022
Copyright Year : 2006-10-03
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"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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📒 Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 0143112449
Copyright Year : 2007
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Chronicles the life of the iconic business titan from his modest upbringing in mid-1800s Scotland through his rise to one of the world's richest men, offering insight into his work as a peace advocate and his motivations for giving away most of his fortune.

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