Synopses & Reviews
Written by a master storyteller, Tycoonand#8217;s War is the remarkable account of an epic imperialist dueland#151;a violent battle of the capitalist versus the idealist, money versus ambition, and a monumental clash of egos that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans. This incredible true storyand#151;impeccably researched and never before told in fulland#151;is packed with greed, intrigue, and some of the most hair-raising battle scenes ever written.
Magill Book Review, October 2009
andldquo;A riveting read of battle and adventure in Central America of the 1850sandhellip;An amazing story of how deeply entrenched Americans have been in Central American life and politicsandhellip;If you have any interest in Central American historyandhellip;this is a fascinating book, and well worth your time.andrdquo;
History in Review, 5/3/10
andldquo;A well-written history, with much interesting information, and it reads like a drama.andrdquo;and#160;The Lone Star, November 2010
andldquo;Tells, for the first time, the complete story of this epic clash of willsandhellip;Reveals the incredible truth behind Vanderbiltandrsquo;s legendary financial empire, showing just how far he was willing to go to keep it. This very interesting book will amaze you.andrdquo;
"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.
About the Author
Stephen Dando-Collins is an Australian-born historian who has written a number of fiction and nonfiction books, including Caesarand#8217;s Legion and Standing Bear Is a Person. He lives in Tasmania.