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Award Winning Books by
T. J. STILES

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles
97 reviews (2009) (736p) (PP Bio) (NBA Non)
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 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 boatman to builder of the nation's largest...
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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War by T. J. Stiles
71 reviews (2002) (544p) (ALA Non)
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 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 a much more complicated and significant figure.

Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery household in bi...
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T. J. Stiles Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 1 The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ·  
National Book Award Nominations 1 The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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