Biography for First Tycoon : The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Random House, Inc.
T. J. Stiles has held the Gilder Lehrman Fellowship in American History at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, taught at Columbia University, and served as adviser for the PBS seriesThe American Experience. His first book, Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War,won the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, and was aNew York Times Notable Book. He has written for The New York Times Book Review,, Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in San Francisco.