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T.J. Stiles on the modern tycoons

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More than a century ago, America's biggest fortunes were made from railways. T.J. Stiles won this year's Pulitzer Prize for his book, "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt."

He talks to Matt Frei about the modern tycoons of today.

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