A Retrospect of 25 Years with the New York Central Railroad and Its Allied Lines (Classic Reprint)

A Retrospect of 25 Years with the New York Central Railroad and Its Allied Lines (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Retrospect of 25 Years With the New York Central Railroad and Its Allied Lines The cross-roads between a public or busi ness life had been reached. Which way P was the absorbing question. William H. Vanderbilt said: We want your services and the Commodore remarked, Chauncey, politics don't pay. The business of the fu ture in this countryis railroading. The com mission was attorney for the New York and Harlem Railroad Company, but the duties covered everything official or personal in which the Commodore was interested. For the last eleven years of his life I was in almost daily consultation with this remark able man. He accumulated the largest fortune ever made His long life was an uninterrupted succession of wars and tri umphs. He always fearlessly gave battle in the fierce business competitions of his time, and never lost one. Themost extra ordinary fact in his career is that he gainedthe majority of his vast wealth after he had passed threescore and ten. His methods of managing the railway properties in which he acquired a controlling interest were as original as the processes by which he cap tured them. He cared little for details, and speedily wearied of them. He stated in general terms the results he desired, and then expected the officers of the companies to work them out. It was impossible to explain to him a failure. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243159803
  • 9780243159802