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 2004

Looking At The Big Picture

November/December 2004

June/July 2005

A Fortune in Other People’s Back Yards

August/September 2005

The New York Stock Exchange plans to modernize by merging with a new competitor—just as it did in 1869

October 2005

We gave the baby boomers plenty of room to play in

November/December 2005

The problem is as old as the industry itself

April/May 2006

. . . was a lot bigger than yours. Here’s why you should care.

October 2006

It was a disaster from the beginning

February/March 2007

How a debt-ridden banana republic became the greatest economic engine the world has ever known