Black Titan

  • by Carol Jenkins
  • Narrated by Susan Spain
  • 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy┬┐ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.


What the Critics Say

"This important book ... is full of lessons for anyone looking to succeed in today's business world." (Robert Johnson, CEO of BET)


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Black Gold = Standing Ovation

If you could sum up Black Titan in three words, what would they be?

This was an excellent historical journey about a business giant.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Titan?

A.G. Gaston was deemed the business man of the century by Black Enterprise. He lived his life not only building business, but in service to others. He practiced business in unconventional ways. Some very trendsetting. How he chose to set up some of his senior employees when he retired and sold the company worth many millions back to them was groundbreaking and inspiring. Standing Ovation.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Humble Giant

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- 2Fresh


A life well lived a story well written and a book well spoken. Thank you for such an awesome audiobook experience this has changed my life as a black man but more importantly as a business man. Wow!
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- Mr. Teflon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books