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Black Titan Audiobook

Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire

A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy¿ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.
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A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy¿ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.

©2004 Carol Jenkins andElizabeth Gardner Hines; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This important book ... is full of lessons for anyone looking to succeed in today's business world." (Robert Johnson, CEO of BET)

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    ty 01-29-16
    ty 01-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Prominent Man in African American history"

    You can feel the narrators passion. I really enjoyed this book. I'm going to share this within my community.

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    2Fresh 01-20-16
    2Fresh 01-20-16 Member Since 2015

    I just like to read good books that help with personal growth. hmu on FB: Trae Dungy

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    "Black Gold = Standing Ovation"
    If you could sum up Black Titan in three words, what would they be?

    This was an excellent historical journey about a business giant.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Titan?

    A.G. Gaston was deemed the business man of the century by Black Enterprise. He lived his life not only building business, but in service to others. He practiced business in unconventional ways. Some very trendsetting. How he chose to set up some of his senior employees when he retired and sold the company worth many millions back to them was groundbreaking and inspiring. Standing Ovation.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Humble Giant


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    C. Johnson 08-27-15
    C. Johnson 08-27-15

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    "Wow!"

    A life well lived a story well written and a book well spoken. Thank you for such an awesome audiobook experience this has changed my life as a black man but more importantly as a business man. Wow!

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    C. Ellis Philadelphia, PA 02-23-15
    C. Ellis Philadelphia, PA 02-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    AWESOME!!!
    This book is a most read for anybody in business. Its should become a required reading in all college level business classes. I learned so much from Mr. Gaston's story. Sadly, he is never portrayed as a central figure during the Civil Rights and that is a major mistake.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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