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Black Titan

A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
Narrated by: Susan Spain
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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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

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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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I learned so much!

This book inspired and taught me a great deal. I had no idea how much AG Gaston was involved with the civil rights movement. And that he is the one that bailed Martin Luther King Jr out of jail in Birmingham. He is truly one of the unsung heroes of not only African-American history, but in our AMERICAN history. Not the best narration, though.

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Outstanding!

Great read and a truly remarkable trailblazer. Mr. Gaston was inspiring and a momentous figure in the funeral and business world.

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Simply Fascinating

What a man! What a book! Not only does this book detail A.G. Gaston’s remarkable life but it also gives so many pertinent details on the historical happenings during his lifetime. Phenomenal read. Excellently performed. This should become mandatory reading for students.

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Great information. It should be a movie.

Great performance, lots of great incite into Birmingham, Alabama and the early Civil Rights movement.

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perfect

great read and captivating. I felt like the details of the story we're happening as she read it.

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Black Business MUST read

Loved this book and biography on AG Gaston... Never knew his story but his Influence should change my career

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I loved the story. it was very encouraging.

I loved it. this book is an example of being able to achieve anything you put your mine too.

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Yes a Titan for sure

Never heard of Mr. Gaston, but WoW, what a story. Its hard to even imagine, how he navigated all the obstacles to achieve the success he had. It also made me think of the economic landscape we currently live in & the lack of financial education that destroys so many people. I am so glad I heard a story that will motivate me.

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