Tycoons

Biographies of the giants of industry show how they rose to the very top, what they did to stay there and just how ruthlessly they did it.

High Financier
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Niall Ferguson

Penguin Group (USA), 2011

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Siegmund Warburg helped rebuild Europe after World War II, changed the course of international finance and built one of the 20th century’s most powerful banking empires.
The First Tycoon
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T.J. Stiles

Knopf, 2009

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Commodore Vanderbilt’s 19th-century robber baron fortune would be worth $147 billion today. Just how did he earn it?
Asian Godfathers
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Joe Studwell

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007

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Southeast Asian tycoons prosper with government-approved monopolies in an economic system that looks open and is closed tight.
Andrew Carnegie
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David Nasaw

Penguin, 2006

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Meet "Saint" Andrew Carnegie in the first historically thorough biography of the robber-baron philanthropist.