T.J. Stiles is the author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. His new book, Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf on October 27, 2015.
The First Tycoon won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction. It was named a New York Times Notable Book and one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and the Washington Post.
Jesse James won the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship. It was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Both are Jesse James and The First Tycoon are available in paperback and as e-books from Vintage. The First Tycoon is also available as a hardcover from Knopf and as an audiobook from Books on Tape.