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Stiles, T. J.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 9,621 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Speeches  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: CT275.V23, B
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Most widely held works about T. J Stiles
 
Most widely held works by T. J Stiles
Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War by T. J Stiles( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripped of the familiar myths surrounding him, [in this book, Jesse] James emerges a far more significant figure: ruthless, purposeful, intensely political; a man who, in the midst of his crimes and notoriety, made himself a spokesman for the renewal of the Confederate cause during the bitter decade that followed Appomattox ... account of his life, he emerges as far more complicated. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery atmosphere in bitterly divided Missouri, he began at sixteen to fight alongside some of the most savage Confederate guerrillas. When the Civil War ended, his violent path led him into the brutal conflicts of Reconstruction. [The reader] follow[s] James as he places himself squarely in the forefront of the former Confederates' bid to capture political power with his reckless daring, his visibility, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with a rising ex-Confederate editor, John Newman Edwards, who helped shape James's image for their common purpose. In uniting violence and the news media on behalf of a political cause, James was hardly the quaint figure of legend. Rather, as his life played out across the racial divide, the rise of the Klan, and the expansion of the railroads, he was a forerunner of what we have come to call a terrorist.-Dust jacket
The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J Stiles( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt is an American icon. Humbly born on Staten Island during George Washington's presidency, he rose from boatman to builder of the nation's largest fleet of steamships to lord of a railroad empire. Lincoln consulted him on steamship strategy during the Civil War; Jay Gould was first his uneasy ally and then sworn enemy; and Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States, was his spiritual counselor. We see Vanderbilt help to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation-in fact, as T.J. Stiles elegantly argues, Vanderbilt did more than perhaps any other individual to create the economic world we live in today. In The First Tycoon, Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore's personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by his conservative enemies for being too competitive. He was a visionary who pioneered business models. He was an unschooled fist fighter who came to command the respect of New York's social elite. And he was a father who struggled with a gambling-addicted son, a husband who was loving yet abusive, and, finally, an old man who was obsessed with contacting the dead. The First Tycoon is the exhilarating story of a man and a nation maturing together: the powerful account of a man whose life was as epic and complex as American history itself
Custer's trials : a life on the frontier of a new America by T. J Stiles( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, demonstrating how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He refutes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person -- capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. During Custer's lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation's gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. He freed countless slaves, yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism, but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer's tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood
Warriors and pioneers( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the California Gold Rush to the gunfighters of Texas to the Sioux Wars of the Northern Plains, here are the most vital, colorful chapters of American history - told in vivid detail by the settlers, soldiers, and Native Americans who lived them. Historian T.J. Stiles weaves these fascinating first-person accounts into a sweeping narrative - presenting them chronologically and linking them together with insightful editorial notes
Civil War commanders( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.J. Stiles interweaves historical commentary with the letters, publications, and speeches of such men as William T. Sherman, George B. McClellan, U.S. Grant, James Longstreet, and Joseph E. Johnston. The text traces the military strategies of both sides, as well as reports from major battlefields, from the First Battle at Bull Run through Grant's account of the Appomattox Campaign
The colonizers( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to life the dramatic events of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, skillfully interweaving his fast-paced narrative with the words of the colonizers themselves
Robber barons and radicals( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of America's first civil rights revolution, as seen in the red-clay streets of one Southern town and in the marble halls on Capitol Hill ... the ruthless career of robber baron Jay Gould, and the empire-building of Andrew Carnegie ... and massive political corruption, told by those who plotted in smoke-filled rooms
Custer's trials : a life on the frontier of a new America by T. J Stiles( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stiles portrays a real Custer, full of flaws but possessed of outstanding combat skills and leadership, both in the Civil War and on the western frontier. The biography easily overshadows its many predecessors, offering new facts and interpretations
The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J Stiles( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt is an American icon. Humbly born on Staten Island during George Washington's presidency, he rose from boatman to builder of the nation's largest fleet of steamships to lord of a railroad empire
Founding fathers( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.J. Stiles interweaves historical commentary with the letters, publications, and speeches of such men as Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Gage, George Washington, Thomas Paine, and John Burgoyne. The text traces the principles and achievement of independence and liberty from pre-Revolution unrest through the victory over the British
The Citizen's handbook( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Documents and speeches from American History
The American Revolution : first person accounts by men who shaped our nation( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book this book, historian T.J. Stiles tells the remarkable story through the words of those who lived it
In their own words : Civil War commanders by T. J Stiles( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They led the armies of the Civil War and forged the most critical and violent chapter in American history...The military leaders, men of impassioned commitment and unrivaled courage, who recorded in vivid detail the war as it was, both on the battlefield and in their hearts and minds. These fascinating narratives are presented chronologically, woven together with insightful editorial notes, and accompanied by over 40 maps; together they comprise the Civil War experience, from daily army life to the sights and sounds of battle, to the moral and strategic decisions that rested upon the commanders' shoulders. Their words bring to life every significant passage in the course of the war...The Battles of Antietam and Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge and Gettysburg, the Invasion of Kentucky and the Battle of Perryville...the Union and Confederate strategies and campaigns...the Civil War's naval battles and the guerrilla war...Sherman's siege of Atlanta...and more
In their own words : the colonizers : [early European settlers and the shaping of North America] by T. J Stiles( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating history( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to the official account, Jesse James was shot by a man named Bob Ford, who fired one shot into Jesse's skull. But as THE MYSTERY OF JESSE JAMES shows, there are many reasons to question whether James really died on that day. From the newspaper stories of the killing and the death photos--which show a man who does not quite resemble known photos of James--to recent exhumations, INVESTIGATING HISTORY probes the persistent rumors and illuminates new facets of the James's legend. As we follow the course of the exhumation at Neodesha, Kansas, requested by the James family, authors like Ron Pastore (The Jesse James Enigma) and Betty Dorsett (Jesse James Lived and Died in Texas) detail different theories as to his fate. Forensic specialist John Clayton reveals what the bones have to say, and the James family offers their personal take on the story that has long captivated scholars of the Old West."--Publisher's website
Jesse James : storia del bandito ribelle by T. J Stiles( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their own words : warriors and pioneers by T. J Stiles( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di yi da heng : Meiguo shang ye ju bo Fandebi'erte de wei da ren sheng = The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J Stiles( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robber barons and radicals( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War by T. J Stiles( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stripped of the familiar myths surrounding him, [in this book, Jesse] James emerges a far more significant figure: ruthless, purposeful, intensely political; a man who, in the midst of his crimes and notoriety, made himself a spokesman for the renewal of the Confederate cause during the bitter decade that followed Appomattox. Traditionally, Jesse James has been portrayed as a Wild West bandit, a Robin Hood of sorts. But in this ... account of his life, he emerges as far more complicated. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery atmosphere in bitterly divided Missouri, he began at sixteen to fight alongside some of the most savage Confederate guerrillas. When the Civil War ended, his violent path led him into the brutal conflicts of Reconstruction. [The reader] follow[s] James as he places himself squarely in the forefront of the former Confederates' bid to capture political power with his reckless daring, his visibility, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with a rising ex-Confederate editor, John Newman Edwards, who helped shape James's image for their common purpose. In uniting violence and the news media on behalf of a political cause, James was hardly the quaint figure of legend. Rather, as his life played out across the racial divide, the rise of the Klan, and the expansion of the railroads, he was a forerunner of what we have come to call a terrorist.-Dust jacket
 
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Alternative Names
T. J. Stiles Amerikaans biograaf

T. J. Stiles award-winning American biographer

T. J. Stiles biógrafu estauxunidense

T. J. Stiles US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

T・J・スタイルズ

Languages
English (126)

Italian (2)

Chinese (1)