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Reader recommendation: The First Tycoon

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By Donald L. Castle, Richmond, Ky. / November 22, 2011

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, by T.J. Stiles, is a refreshing read that shows how Cornelius Vanderbilt got things done. I find it fascinating how backwardly we approach the same things today.

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