An incredible rags-to-riches story from America’s most powerful railroad tycoon.
Delving into the incredible legacy of America’s most successful railroad tycoon, this illuminating biography offers a powerful glimpse into the mind of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Nicknamed “the Commodore”, this influential and cunning businessman represents the classic rags-to-riches story. His life is an inspiring and empowering tale of triumph against adversity and a burning desire to persevere no matter what obstacles stood in his way.
Exploring his early life and fascinating ancestry, you’ll look behind the curtain at Cornelius Vanderbilt’s first brush with the transport industry. You’ll follow him as he rises in the steam ship business, before switching to railroads and embarking on the endeavour which has cemented his name in history.
Covering his family life and descendants, his political and personal views, and the incredible legacy that has inspired countless other entrepreneurs to follow in his proverbial footsteps, The Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt is perfect for anyone who wants to discover more about early American railroads, 19th-century business, and self-made tycoons.