One of the benefits of working at Vanderbilt University are the plethora of lectures that are held across campus. Recently, T.J. Stiles, author of “The First Tycoon: the Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” presented a lecture on his book. The book received the National Book Award in 2009 and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2010. I wasn’t able to attend the lecture, but I do plan to watch it now that it is available online. You can either click on the image below to watch the video or go directly to the Vanderbilt University site. Enjoy!