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Black Titan Audiobook
Black Titan
Written by: 
Carol Jenkins
Narrated by: 
Susan Spain
Black Titan Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    MS Goddess 06-14-16
    MS Goddess 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW! What an INSPIRATION!"

    I first heard of Mr. A. G. Gaston through "Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice". Such a tremendous story of an industrious, Southern man whose wealth-building and empire-building occurred pre-Civil Rights era. The idea that he may have been the first to establish an employee-owned business truly speaks to the forward thinker, Mr. Gaston was. He truly was/is a study into what business success is built on: find a need and fill it.

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    Kentfield L. Taylor 05-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Exciting Inspiring Loving Well Done"

    I chose this book for inspiration. It lifted me from a challenging place. I wish Spike Lee would make a movie about this guy. Mr A G Gaston is definitely a hero of mine. I'm referring it to all my friends and associates. Thank you for converting this to an audio format.

    Best regards,
    Kentfield Taylor

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    Serge Olivier WESTCHESTER, IL, US 04-23-16
    Serge Olivier WESTCHESTER, IL, US 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow, who knew"

    What are amazing wonderful inspiring powerful life. Now I must visit Birmingham and all the buildings with the name AG Gaston

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    Paz 02-23-16
    Paz 02-23-16
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    The story of business success against the backdrop of racial struggle, over a 100 year life!! A true American tale.

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    Nancy 02-17-16
    Nancy 02-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "History of a Black American Millionaire"

    A very interesting biography. An added value to me was the interwoven history of Alabama through the eyes of an African American. As they say - you don't know what you don't know. I recommend this book to anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of "making it" in America.

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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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    If you could sum up Black Titan in three words, what would they be?

    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?

    NO


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