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Conversations from the Cullman Center: The First Tycoon: T.J. Stiles in conversation with Kevin Baker

April 30, 2009

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T. J. Stiles talks about his compelling new biography, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, with novelist Kevin Baker.

T.J. Stiles is the author of Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. He worked on The First Tycoon while he was a Cullman Center Fellow, in 2004. Kevin Baker's acclaimed novels include the "New York, City of Fire" trilogy: Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and, most recently, Striver's Row