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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

The First Tycoon – In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable life, from Vanderbilt’s humble…

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

Titan – From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton: here is the essential, endlessly engrossing biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.—the Jekyll-and-Hyde of American capitalism. In the course of his nearly 98 years, Rockefeller was known as both a rapacious robber baron, whose Standard Oil Company rode roughshod over an industry, and a philanthropist who…

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

“An immersive play-by-play of the company’s ascent…. It’s hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story.” — Laura Bennett, New Republic The Everything Store – Amazon.com’s visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low…

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

“Disturbing and riveting…It will sear your soul.” —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review Shelf Awareness’s Best Book of 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “On Point”, Vogue.com, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Library Journal, Paste, Book Browse  From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life…

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
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The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” The Moment of Lift…

Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly
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Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Ten Days in a Mad-House is a book by American journalist Nellie Bly. It was initially published as a series of articles for the New York World; Bly later compiled the articles into a book, being published by Ian L. Munro in New York City in 1887. The book was based on articles written while Bly was on an undercover assignment for…