Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

by Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
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Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by Edward J. Renehan, Jr.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465002566
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 857,524
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started to skip pages several times in meaningless detailed sections. Even as a business owner and MBA who appreciates biographys of great acheivers the author missed the mark.