The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles
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A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism.
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"Mark Twain described Vanderbilt as something like the Grinch, the 'idol of ... a crawling swarm of small souls' - a cartoon that Stiles does a good job of redrawing." - The New Yorker
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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. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, Salon.com, Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in San Francisco.
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