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A Pulitzer for Stiles

Author T.J. Stiles wins another major award for biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt

April 13, 2010 Author T.J. Stiles has already received the National Book Award among other honors for his bestselling book, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Pulitzer Prize Board added to the acclaim by naming Stiles the winner in this year’s Biography category.

In announcing the honor, the Pulitzer committee called the book “a penetrating portrait of a complex, self-made titan who revolutionized transportation, amassed vast wealth and shaped the economic world in ways still felt today.”

You can read more about Stiles, including links to many reviews of the book, here.