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Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer

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When he died in 1877, Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of the Vanderbilt dynasty, was wealthier than the U.S. Treasury. But he had nearly lost his fortune in 1856, when William Walker, a young Nashville genius, set out to conquer Central America and, in the process, take away Vanderbilt’s most profitable shipping business. To win back his empire, Vanderbilt had to win a bloody war involving seven countries.

Tycoon’s War tells the story of an epic imperialist duel—a violent battle of capitalist versus idealist, money versus ambition—and a monumental clash of egos that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans.

Written by a master storyteller, this incredible true story, impeccably researched and never before told in full, is packed with greed, intrigue, and some of the most hair-raising battle scenes ever written.

Book News Annotation:

Australian-born historian Dando-Collins tells how adventurer William Walker, while spreading American democracy in Nicaragua, came into conflict with the wealthiest American in the middle 1850s. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Tycoon's War" tells the story of an epic imperialist duel--a violent battle of capitalist versus idealist, money versus ambition--and a monumental clash of egos that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans.

Synopsis:

A historically important account of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s war that says as much about where America is going as where it has been.

About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins is an Australian-born historian who has written a number of fiction and non-fiction books, including Caesar’s Legion and Standing Bear Is a Person. He lives in Tasmania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306816079
Subtitle:
How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer
Author:
Dando Collins, Steph
Author:
Dando-Collins, Stephen
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
General History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
History
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1815-1861.
Subject:
United States Military relations.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080826
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages b/w photos
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 22 oz

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