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

June/July 2002

The Birth of the Global Village

August/September 2002

James Gordon Bennett was the forefather of the people inventing Internet news

November/December 2002

And how history shows it’s actually good for us

April/May 2003

A Long-ago Calamity May Shed Light on a Current Impasse

June/July 2003

After one Ford changed America, another accomplished something almost as amazing

October 2003


April/May 2004

Alexander Hamilton conceived an America that encouraged huge successes like his own

August/September 2004

Cyrus McCormick and the problem with agriculture