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Cornelius Vanderbilt

Business (27-May-1794 — 4-Jan-1877)


Wayne Andrews. The Vanderbilt Legend: The Story of the Vanderbilt Family, 1794-1940. Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1941. 454pp.

Edwin Palmer Hoyt. Commodore Vanderbilt. Reilly & Lee Co.. 1962. 166pp.

Edward J. Renehan, Jr.. Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. New York: Basic Books. 2007. 364pp.

T. J. Stiles. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2009. 719pp.


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  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1144)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1494)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.1069)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.752)

  9. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.331-33)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.494)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.697)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1102)

  13. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition (vol.27, pp.885-86)

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