John Steele Gordon

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John Steele Gordon has been a frequent contributor to American Heritage and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author most recently of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (HarperCollins 2004). Gordon's writing concentrates on business and financial history, and his 1999 book, The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power, 1653-2000, was adapted into a two-hour CNBC special. Gordon's writing has also been published in the Washington Post's Book World, Outlook, Forbes, and The New York Times.

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May/June 1989

Why do you need so much money to be rich nowadays? It’s a question that historians and readers of history have always found difficult to answer.

July/August 1989

It cannot be measured in dollars alone. It involved a kind of personal power no man of affairs will ever have again.

September/October 1989

November 1989

December 1989

In 1820 their daily existence was practically medieval; thirty years later many of them were living the modern life