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Lords of Industry Henry Demarest Lloyd

Lords of Industry

Henry Demarest Lloyd

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781330303184
Paperback
366 pages
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Excerpt from Lords of IndustryWhen Commodore Vanderbilt began the world he had nothing, and there were no steamboats or railroads. He was thirty-five years old when the first locomotive was put into use in America. When he died, railroads had becomeMoreExcerpt from Lords of IndustryWhen Commodore Vanderbilt began the world he had nothing, and there were no steamboats or railroads. He was thirty-five years old when the first locomotive was put into use in America. When he died, railroads had become the greatest force in modem industry, and Vanderbilt was the richest man of Europe or America, and the largest owner of railroads in the world. He used the finest business brain of his day and the franchise of the State to build up a kingdom within the republic, and like a king he bequeathed his wealth and power to his eldest son. Bancrofts History of the United States and our railroad system were begun at the same time.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.