The First Tycoon


  • Author : T. J. Stiles
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 1400031745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.

The First Tycoon


  • Author : T.J. Stiles
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780307271556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable life, from Vanderbilt’s humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history. In between we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation. Epic in its scope and success, the life of Vanderbilt is also the story of the rise of America itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The First Tycoon


  • Author : T. J. Stiles
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0375415424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.

Wedgwood


  • Author : Brian Dolan
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007-08
  • ISBN : 9781422368114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Wedgwood pottery, with its white classical figures against a pale-blue background, has been one of the most recognizable names for 200+ years. This biography shows how a disenfranchised child grew up to become the first tycoon. Born into a poor family in Staffodshire, England, Josiah Wedgwood began life with dim prospects. But, he conducted a series of chemical experiments & discovered a pure white glaze then unattainable in Europe. He moved up & built an empire. Wedgwood revolutionized a model of business that is now ubiquitous. He organized skilled labor in one of the world¿s first factories; offered his employees health insurance & pension plans; & opened showrooms, engaged traveling salesmen, & offered money-back guarantees. Illus.

The First Tycoon


  • Author : T. J. Stiles
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 1400031745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.

Jesse James


  • Author : T.J. Stiles
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-10-27
  • ISBN : 030777337X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a much more complicated and significant figure. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery household in bitterly divided Misssouri, at age sixteen James became a bushwhacker, one of the savage Confederate guerrillas that terrorized the border states. After the end of the war, James continued his campaign of robbery and murder into the brutal era of reconstruction, when his reckless daring, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with the sympathetic editor John Newman Edwards placed him squarely at the forefront of the former Confederates’ bid to recapture political power. With meticulous research and vivid accounts of the dramatic adventures of the famous gunman, T. J. Stiles shows how he resembles not the apolitical hero of legend, but rather a figure ready to use violence to command attention for a political cause—in many ways, a forerunner of the modern terrorist. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Capital of the Tycoon


  • Author : Sir Rutherford Alcock
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1863
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Hetty


  • Author : Charles Slack
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2011-04-05
  • ISBN : 0062038117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

When J. P. Morgan called a meeting of New York's financial leaders after the stock market crash of 1907, Hetty Green was the only woman in the room. The Guinness Book of World Records memorialized her as the World's Greatest Miser, and, indeed, this unlikely robber baron -- who parlayed a comfortable inheritance into a fortune that was worth about 1.6 billion in today's dollars -- was frugal to a fault. But in an age when women weren't even allowed to vote, never mind concern themselves with interest rates, she lived by her own rules. In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her life and legacy, giving us, at long last, a splendidly "nuanced portrait" (Newsweek) of one of the greatest -- and most eccentric -- financiers in American history. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street's History


  • Author : Sheri J. Caplan
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2013-06-17
  • ISBN : 1440802661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This fascinating work presents biographical essays about women from the colonial period to modern times, chronicling the previously untold story of the female financial experience in the United States. • Explores the female financial experience in the United States from the colonial period to modern times • Presents the history of women on Wall Street by placing personalities in the context of both Wall Street's development and prevailing political and cultural times • Identifies common themes and issues confronted by women in finance • Provides two quick-reference appendices, one describing the significance of particular women and a second that provides a chronology of milestones

The Capital of the Tycoon: A Narrative of a Three Years Residence in Japan


  • Author : Rutherford Alcock
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1863
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De