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

February/March 1991

February/March 1991

At its roots lie fundamental tensions that have bedeviled American banking since the nation began

April 1991

As long as there have been bankers and brokers, there have been people asking what would happen if they had to earn an honest living

July/August 1991

September 1991

H. T. Webster’s cartoons offer a warm, canny, and utterly accurate view of an era of everyday middle-class life