Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

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Basic Books, Jan 2, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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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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Currently reading. I seems to be a good read with a glass of wine after a hard day when you don't want to think too hard . . . . On page 44: Boy, it's been a lot of ship info. Doesn't explain what the ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Edward J. Renehan Jr.'s books include Dark Genius of Wall Street, The Kennedys at War, The Lion’s Pride, The Secret Six, and John Burroughs: An American Naturalist. He has given talks and lectures throughout the Northeast and has appeared on the History Channel, C-SPAN, PBS’s American Experience, and numerous other broadcasts. He lives in Rhode Island.

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