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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

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"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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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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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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Inspirational and Informative

Glad to know about this Giant. Should be required reading, especially for young black people. Love the fact that it was written by a young female from a perspective two generations after him.

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Not To Bad

It's more about Black History then him but it's a really good book. 👍👍 😊

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SPECTACULAR!!!

This was the best book I have ever read (heard). I must say that I have been truly inspired beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend this to every black man or woman, but also every man or woman or even youth of any race. The story told here was extremely powerful.

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Black Titan

I loved this book about a black millionaire it is historically relevant and accurate.One of the contributing authors is Carol Jenkins who was once a local newscaster in New York,that peaked my interest also

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Beautifully inspired

A G Gaston's life was an inspiration! He was not only an astute business man but he was also courageous. I've been blessed by his story.

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Very good insight of the other side of segregation

This book was very inspiring and informative. I enjoyed learning about how a Black Millionaire came up during segregation.

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Excellent

Excellent book. It offers a peek into the past of post slavery America not often discussed truthfully in history books. Yet we get to see the perseverance of AG Gaston in such an inspiring way.

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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