Tour & Talks
• Minnesota State University Moorhead, 7:00 PM, February 6, 2013
"One Man's Empire in Every Man's Republic"
Lecture by T.J. Stiles as part of the Teaching American History Program.
Science Lab Lecture Hall, MSUM
Free and open to the public.
• Litcamp, April 4–7, 2013
T.J. Stiles will lead a nonfiction workshop as part of Litcamp, a writers' conference organized by the San Franciso Writers Grotto and Litquake, at Maycamas Ranch in Northern California.
• Panel at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 12, 10:30 AM
"Real Jobs Outside of Academia for Historians"
Open to registered attendees of the OAH Annual Meeting
Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA
• Macomb Community College, April 28, 2013, 2:00 PM
A presentation on Cornelius Vanderbilt and the dawn of the Gilded Age, at Lorenzo Cultural Center, Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Michigan.
Check back for more details and additional events as they are scheduled.
Booking T.J. Stiles as a Speaker
An experienced public speaker, author T.J. Stiles has addressed dozens of audiences, at venues ranging from Yale University to Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi. He has appeared in a number of documentaries, including two films in the PBS series The American Experience ("Jesse James" and "Grand Central"), for which he served as an advisor.
It is possible to book a talk by T.J. Stiles either through the publicity department of Vintage, publisher of The First Tycoon and Jesse James in paperback, or through the Random House Speakers Bureau. Requests for more formal and in-depth talks unrelated to the promotional tour of The First Tycoon should be directed to the Random House Speakers Bureau; booksellers hoping to take part in the tour should contact Knopf publicity. Information for both follows.
All others: To book an appearance by T.J. Stiles, contact the Random House Speakers Bureau. Click this link, or call (212) 572-2013.
Click here to view T.J. Stiles delivering the Chancellor's Lecture at Vanderbilt University, September 29, 2010.
Aired February 4, 2008:
T.J. Stiles served as advisor and on-screen expert for the film "Grand Central," a documentary in the PBS series The American Experience.
Stiles also served as consultant and on-screen expert for "Jesse James," an earlier film in the series The American Experience.
As noted above, T.J. Stiles is available to give talks, and has frequently spoken in a wide variety of venues. In 2006, for example, he delivered the James Neal Primm Lecture at the St. Louis Mercantile Library, a talk that was excerpted in August 2008 by U.S. News & World Report for a special issue on the Civil War.
Read the transcript and find additional information about the American Experience film "Jesse James."