The First Tycoon

Cornelius Vanderbilt is an American icon. He was the founder of a dynasty, a steamship builder, creator of a vast fortune and lord of a railroad empire. T. J. Stiles joins us to talk about his authoritative biography of Vanderbilt The First Tycoon.

Event: T.J. Stiles will be in conversation with Kevin Baker
Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 pm
New York Public Library Cullmen Center for Scholars and Writers
South Court Auditorium
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Tickets: $15; $10 for members
More information here.