Schedule of Appearances and Booking Information

Fall 2016
September 2016 begins a busy schedule of appearances as T.J. Stiles discusses his Pulitzer-winning Custer's Trials and his previous work.

September 8: Seattle
Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
China Harbor Restaurant, Seattle
8:00 PM (dinner begins at 6:00 PM)
$21.00 for dinner; $5.00 for lecture only

September 13: Albuquerque
University of New Mexico Center for the Southwest
KIVA Auditorium, UNM Campus
6:00 PM

September 16: Berkeley
Heyday Publishing
1633 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Contact Heyday Books for details

September 16: San Francisco
Metropolitan Club of San Francisco
640 Sutter Street
6:00 PM
Open to Club Members

September 24: Brookings, South Dakota
South Dakota Festival of Books
12:00 PM: Conversation with Paul Andrew Hutton
7:30 PM: Panel on Centennial of Pulitzer Prizes

October 6: Monroe, Michigan
Custer Symposium
Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 South Custer, Monroe
7:00 PM
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October 11: San Francisco
Litquake Pulitzer Night: A Conversation with Richard Rhodes
More Information To Come: Check here

October 13: New York
Pulitzer Award Ceremony
Columbia University
6:00 PM

October 15: Columbia, Missouri
Center for Missouri Studies Speaker Series: Fall Lecture
State Historical Society of Missouri Annual Meeting
1:00 PM
$35 for Members, $40 for Members
Go here for details


T.J. Stiles has won praise as a public speaker from a wide range of audiences, who have enjoyed his ability to convey big ideas with compelling stories. He has spoken everywhere from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to Edith Wharton's home, The Mount, in the Berkshires. He has appeared at business conferences, women's organizations, literary events, universities, Civil War roundtables, along with many other venues. Always he tells a story of vivid individuals amid great events, revealing a past that is immediate and important for today.

His topics have included:
The Art of Knowledge: Combining literary and scholarly values in nonfiction narrative
The American Way of Business: The rise of the modern corporate economy
Custer's Trials, Custer's Trails: America's celebrity soldier on a frontier in time
When Competition Became an American Economic Virtue
Libbie and Eliza: A friendship and rivalry across the racial divide within the Custer home
The Surprising Rise of Big Business and the Great American Political Debate
Leadership or Management? The Corporate Revolution and Its Implications, as seen in the lives of Cornelius Vanderbilt and George Armstrong Custer
A Fist-Fighter in High Society: How Cornelius Vanderbilt went from war with the patricians to founding an aristocratic dynasty
Romantic Hero, Bigoted Villain: Custer's volatile course through a revolution in American values
Freed Slaves Freed Everyone Else: Race and the meaning of freedom in the lives of Jesse James, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and George Armstrong Custer
Always Rob Trains Going the Right Direction: Telling good stories and asking big questions

To book T.J. Stiles as a speaker, contact the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau:
Phone: (212) 572-2013
E-mail: speakers@​

T.J. Stiles speaking about Jesse James.