Title Profile & Character Information

The First Tycoon

Annotation
Having done a splendid job with Jesse James, biographer Stiles turns to a different sort of character, the modestly born Cornelius Vanderbilt, who came to dominate Wall Street and New York's elite. With a five-city tour.

Awards
2009  National Book Awards
2010  Pulitzer Prize
2009  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2009  New York Times Editors' Choice

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Biography
TopicsTycoons
Railroads
Shipping industry
Transportation