A well researched and sweeping portrait of Vanderbilt's motivations, intelligence, and tenacity deftly woven into the shared American experience.
DCObrigkeit West Orange N
This books shows the evolution of out financial system in a very personal way by showing its human perspectives by the people involved that yes we have heard of in history texts but this reveals very real of how each change came about using real transactions and real companies
There are few books that I give up on, but having tried over and over to listen with interest, I am almost ready to say, "No more." Perhaps this could be considered a scholarly work; maybe more suited as a textbook. One needs a flowchart of characters and a passion for and/or a degree in economics to appreciate the plethora of facts recited in this tome. If I were forced to consume the facts in this book, I would prefer to have a print copy, list of characters and an atlas of the world and United States.
Engineer in St Louis, Missouri, United States
Cool story on how Vanderbilt built himself into a force of nature. Details on his style of business combat was awesome