Commodore: the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Basic Books,
Pub. Date:
[2007]
Language:
English
Description
Using previously unreleased archives, Edward J. Renehan Jr. narrates the compelling life of Cornelius Vanderbilt: willful progenitor of modern American business. Vanderbilt made his initial fortune building ferry and cargo routes for sailing vessels. Then he moved into steamboats and railroads. With the New York Central, Vanderbilt established the nation’s first major integrated rail system, linking New York with Boston, Montreal, Chicago, and St. Louis. At the same time, he played a key role in establishing New York as the financial center of the United States. When he died in 1877, Vanderbilt left a fortune that, in today’s dollars, would dwarf that of even Bill Gates. Off Wall Street, Vanderbilt was a hard-drinking egotist and whoremonger devoid of manners or charity. He disinherited most of his numerous children and received an editorial rebuke from Mark Twain for his lack of public giving. Commodore sheds startling new light on many aspects of Vanderbilt’s business and private life including, most notably, the revelation that advanced stage syphilis marred his last years. This is the definitive biography of a man whose influence on American life and commerce towers over all who followed him.
More Details
ISBN:
9780465002559
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDa3e1ca5b-1e65-3105-fa2e-f4dd03724750
Grouping Titlecommodore the life of cornelius vanderbilt
Grouping Authorrenehan edward
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-13 06:34:24AM
Last Indexed2020-01-23 04:40:05AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorRenehan, Edward, 1956-
author_displayRenehan, Edward
collection_arlingtonBiographies
detailed_location_arlingtonShirlington Biographies
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
ida3e1ca5b-1e65-3105-fa2e-f4dd03724750
isbn9780465002559
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b12972174.i13197125Shirlington BiographiesB VANDERB C1falsefalseDue Feb 6, 2020Dec 15, 2019sanb
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2020-01-23T09:40:05.739Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlingtonB VANDERB C
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonShirlington
primary_isbn9780465002559
publishDate2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b12972174BookBooksEnglishBasic Books, [2007]xx, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b12972174.i13197125Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetBusinessmen -- United States -- Biography
Railroads -- United States -- History
title_displayCommodore : the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
title_fullCommodore : the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
title_shortCommodore
title_subthe life of Cornelius Vanderbilt