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Tycoon's War

(2008)
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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.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 0-306-81607-5 / 978-0-306-81607-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow Americas Most Famous Military Adventurer
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 1-4587-7821-5 / 978-1-4587-7821-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 0-306-81856-6 / 978-0-306-81856-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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