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Tycoon's War

How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Stephen Dando-Collins

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Written by a master storyteller, Tycoon's War is the remarkable account of an epic imperialist duel—a violent battle of the capitalist versus the idealist, money versus ambition, and a monumental clash of egos that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans. 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.


Praise For Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Magill Book Review, October 2009
“Highly recommended”

Bookgasm.com, 2/18/10
“A riveting read of battle and adventure in Central America of the 1850s…An amazing story of how deeply entrenched Americans have been in Central American life and politics…If you have any interest in Central American history…this is a fascinating book, and well worth your time.”

History in Review, 5/3/10
“A well-written history, with much interesting information, and it reads like a drama.” The Lone Star, November 2010
“Tells, for the first time, the complete story of this epic clash of wills…Reveals the incredible truth behind Vanderbilt’s legendary financial empire, showing just how far he was willing to go to keep it. This very interesting book will amaze you.”

Da Capo Press, 9780306818561, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009



About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins is an Australian-born historian, editor, and author. He has written several highly acclaimed nonfiction books, including Caesar's Legion and Tycoon's War. He lives in Tasmania.