Friday, June 6, 2014

Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of VanderbiltFortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II

Just starting this. I thought I'd check out how the other half lived. My mom recommended this as a fascinating read. The rich, it seems, are different from you and me.

“What do I care about the law. Ain’t I got the power?”
-- Cornelius Vanderbilt

Competitors repeatedly tried to topple Vanderbilt, many times by illegal means. A reporter asked him why he didn't sue them. He replied that he could ruin them much more quickly. The courts took too long for his liking.

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