John Steele Gordon

JOHN STEELE GORDON is one of America's leading historians, especially in the realm of business and financial history. He is the author of The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street, Hamilton's Blessing, A Thread Across the Ocean, An Empire of Wealth, and The Great Game. He has written for Forbes, Worth, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and his columns appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal. John Steele Gordon lives in North Salem, New York.

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Author: John Steele Gordon
Release Date: August 27, 2003
Today, in a world in which news flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. In the mid-nineteenth century, communication between the United States and Europe -- the center of world affairs -- was only as quick as the fastest ship could cross the Atlantic, making the United States isolated and vulnerable.