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.

Articles by this Contributor

October 2000

It changed the course of capital punishment in America

November 2000

A couple of big mistakes in developing our own SST turned out to save us from commercial disaster

December 2000

A NEW BIOGRAPHY RESCUES A GREAT INNOVATOR FROM THE SHADOW OF CITIZEN KANE

February/March 2001

WALT DISNEY GAVE US DONALD DUCK, BUT ANOTHER MAN GAVE HIM HIS CHARACTER—AND HIS FAMILY

April 2001

OLDSMOBILE, GONE AFTER 107 YEARS

June 2001

A century and a half of the U.S. economy, from the railroad revolution to the information revolution.

June 2001

A CENTURY AND A HALF E U.S. ECONOMY, FRO RAILROAD REVOLUTION

July/August 2001

WE ALL LIVE BY WHAT HAPPENED ON NOVEMBER 18, 1883

October 2001

THE CRACKPOT IDEA THAT LED TO SOCIAL SECURITY

April/May 2002

WHY THE BOSS MUST HAVE A BOSS BY JOHN STEELE GORDON