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    • The First Tycoon

    • The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
    • By: T.J. Stiles
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 28 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The First Tycoon, Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore's personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by his conservative enemies for being too competitive. He was a visionary who pioneered business models.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great! If you can get through it...

    • By john on 08-08-10

    Regular price: $51.93

    • Custer's Trials

    • A Life on the Frontier of a New America
    • By: T.J. Stiles
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Pulitzer Prize, History, 2016. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person - capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By JackMargo on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Poof! Our Evaporating Economy (2009)

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: William Cohan, Robert Scheer, T. J. Stiles
    • Narrated by: Murray Fromson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19