T.J. Stiles

T.J. Stiles

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Custer's Trials and The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

T.J. Stiles received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History for his most recent book, Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. His previous work, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, was honored with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction. His first book, Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, was given the Ambassador Book Award and the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship. A past Guggenheim fellow and National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, he sits on the executive boards of the Authors Guild, the Society of American Historians, and the Organization of American Historians. A resident of Berkeley, California, he is currently working on a biography of Theodore Roosevelt.