Leland Stanford: The Double Life of a Railroad Tycoon (Unabridged‪)‬

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Leland Stanford retains a double legacy as both a robber baron and a great philanthropist. He got his start in business as a merchant during the California gold rush, but he worked his way up to president of both the Central and Southern Pacific Railroad companies by 1861. He became a railroad mogul, a leading force in an under-regulated industry wherein he gained a reputation for corrupt and greedy practices. Yet, he and his wife benevolently founded Stanford University in memory of their deceased son. This biography unravels the complicated threads of Stanford’s life, showing how in some ways the man operated just like the machines of his business empire, and in others, he was as human as the rest of us.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
RLS
Robert L. Stevens
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
01:20
hr min
RELEASED
2018
April 11
PUBLISHER
in60Learning
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
65.5
MB