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    DescriptionThis is a biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. The book reflects seven years of research, mining scores of archives and hundreds of manuscript collections, many never cited before, supporting a major reinterpretation of Vanderbilt's business and personal life.

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    First Tycoon
    The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
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    By (author) T.J. Stiles
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400031740
    ISBN 10: 1400031745

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    black & white illustrations
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    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    T. J. Stiles has held the Gilder Lehrman Fellowship in American History at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, taught at Columbia University, and served as adviser for the PBS series "The American Experience. "His first book, " Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, "won the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, and was a "New York Times "Notable Book. "The First Tycoon" won the National Book Award in 2009. He has written for "The New York Times Book Review, "Salon.com, "Smithsonian, " and the "Los Angeles Times." He""lives in San Francisco. Visit the author's website at www.tjstiles.com.
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    A "The New York Times" Notable Book A "Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, " and "Kansas City Star" Book of the Year "A mighty--and mighty confident--work. . . . This is state-of-the-art biography. . . . "The First Tycoon "has been widely praised, and rightly so. . . . This is state-of-the-art biography." --"The New York Times" "Superbly written and researched. . . . Worthy of its subject." --"The Economist" "Truly remarkable. . . . A landmark study that significantly enhances one's understanding of U.S. economic history. . . . [Stiles is] one of the most exciting writers in the field." --"Foreign Affairs" "Stiles has painted a full-bodied, nuanced picture of the man. . . . Elegance of style and fair-minded intent illuminate Stiles's latest, expectedly profound exploration of American culture in the raw." --"The Boston Globe" "Stiles, a superb researcher, has unearthed quantities of new material and crafted them into the illuminating, authoritative portrait of Vanderbilt that has been missing for so long." --"The Washington Post" "Very absorbing. . . . Much more than a biography. The book is filled with important, exhaustively researched and indeed fascinating details that would profit every student of American business and social history to read." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Stiles writes with both the panache of a fine journalist and the analytical care of a seasoned scholar. And he offers a fruitful way to think about the larger history of American elites as well as the life of one of their most famous members." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Vanderbilt's story is indeed epic, and so is" The First Tycoon." . . .""Stiles is a perceptive and witty writer with a remarkable ability to paint a picture of the America in which Vanderbilt lived." --"The Christian Science Monitor" "Fascinating."