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T.J. Stiles
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T. J. Stiles has held the Gilder Lehrman Fellowship in American History at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, taught at Columbia University, and served as adviser for the PBS series The American Experience. His first book, Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, won the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, and was a New York Times Notable Book. The First Tycoon won the National Book Award in 2009. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, Salon.com, Smithsonian, and... Read More

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The First Tycoon
The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $19.95

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The First Tycoon
The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $45.00

A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism.

Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt is an American icon. Humbly born on Staten Island during George Washington’s presidency, he rose from... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

The First Tycoon

Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: eBook, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.99

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Jesse James
Last Rebel of the Civil War
Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $17.00

In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Jesse James
Last Rebel of the Civil War
Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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