'A terrific read! Like a screenplay treatment for a hell of a movie.' WALL STREET JOURNAL, US
'Well written history - it reads like drama.' HISTORY IN REVIEW, US
'Highly recommended.' MAGILL BOOK REVIEW, US
'This interesting book will amaze you!' THE LONE STAR, US
'A gem of a tale.' AUGUSTA METRO SPIRIT, US
'One incredible story of adventurism gone wild.' CHARLESTON POST & COURIER, US
'Dando-Collins' efficient prose sweeps the reader along through the misadventure.' PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, US
Written by a master storyteller, Tycoon's War is the remarkable account of an epic imperialist duel — a violent battle of the capitalist, Cornelius Vanderbilt, America's richest man, versus the American adventurer, William Walker, and his army of American mercenaries.
It's Vanderbilt the streetwise, stop-at-nothing misogynist versus Walker the charismatic, racist psychopath. It's money versus ambition, and a monumental clash of egos, that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans and Central Americans caught up in the bitter war.
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.