BookPeople presents Anderson Cooper
In his new book, CNN anchor and New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty - his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.
When Cornelius Vanderbilt, the teenaged son of a ferryman who worked in New York Harbor, decided to go into business on his own, few would have believed that within six decades he would come to epitomize American business, magnate of a shipping and railroad empire that made him the richest man in the country.
Drawing on never-before-seen documents and told from a unique insider’s viewpoint, Vanderbilt is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so vividly captures.
Virtual tickets are available with the purchase of the book.