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正當國家試圖從內戰中重新復甦時,范德比爾特是第一個發現需要透過團結合作,才能找回美國在世界上的地位的人
As the nation attempts to rebuild following the destruction of the Civil War, Cornelius Vanderbilt is the first to see the need for unity to regain America's stature in the world.


煤油以前所未見的方式在黑夜來臨後點亮了美國。范德比爾特知道美國對石油的需求非常高,也知道石油能拿來推動他的火車。一名來自俄亥俄州特立獨行的獨立石油商就做到了這一點
Kerosene is lighting America after dark in unprecedented ways. The demand for oil is sky high and Vanderbilt knows that oil can fill his trains. A young maverick oilman from Ohio does just that.


史考特雇用安德魯卡內基來建一座橫跨密西西比河的大橋好用鐵路連接東邊和西邊。卡內基同意了,但不知該如何建造一座夠強健的橋
Scott hires Andrew Carnegie to build a bridge over the Mississippi river to link East and West by train. Carnegie agrees, but doesn't know how he'll build a bridge strong enough.