Synopses & Reviews
In "The Great Game," acclaimed business historian John Steele Gordon chronicles the rise of Wall Street from its humble beginnings as an American trading post to its domination of the world economy, bringing to life the remarkable cast of bankers and brokers, visionaries and crooks who made it happen. From Alexander Hamilton to Michael Milken, the history of Wall Street is a history of risk, courage, avarice, patriotism, power, genius, and, occasionally, remarkable stupidity. In Gordon, Wall Street has finally found a biographer worthy of its extraordinary story.
An acclaimed business historian presents an engaging and enlightening history of Wall Street, from its humble beginnings as an American trading post to its domination of the world economy. Photos.
About the Author
John Steele Gordon is the author of Hamilton's Blessing and The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street. He writes a popular column on American business history for American Heritage, contributes to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and can be heard on public radio's Marketplace. He lives in North Salem, New York. The Great Game was adapted for television by CNBC.