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    • The Tycoons

    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings these men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and verve, they built an industrial behemoth - and a country of middle-class consumers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book wrong title

    • By Hectoris on 10-06-16
    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 12-16-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Dawn of Innovation

    • The First American Industrial Revolution
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 53

    In the 30 years after the Civil War, the United States blew by Great Britain to become the greatest economic power in world history. That is a well-known period in history, when titans like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J. P. Morgan walked the earth. But as Charles R. Morris shows us, the platform for that spectacular growth spurt was built in the first half of the century. By the 1820s, America was already the world's most productive manufacturer and the most intensely commercialized society in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't put it down!

    • By Martin A. Perea on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sages

    • Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Three titans of finance predicted the current economic crisis several years ago, but their warnings went unheeded. A New York Times best-selling author distills the wisdom of all three.

    Throughout the violent financial disruptions of the past several years, three men have stood out as beacons of judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story of three of the greats

    • By William on 05-13-13
    • Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 06-25-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Rabble of Dead Money

    • The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929-1939
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    There is no single theory of what caused the Great Depression and never will be, Morris argues. Macreconomics is a social science, and such a massive event always takes its shape from a terrible confluence of factors. The mismanagement of the gold standard, the growth in consumer credit, the insistence on deflation, and the inability of the major European belligerents of World War I to agree on a reconstruction agenda are just a few of the shocks that pushed the world into an economic Armageddon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The social scene in the 1920s

    • By Greg on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Trillion Dollar Meltdown

    • Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: Nick Summers
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The sub-prime mortgage crisis is only the beginning; a more profound economic and political restructuring is on its way. According to Charles R. Morris, the astronomical leverage at investment banks, with their hedge-fund and private-equity clients, virtually guarantees massive disruption in global markets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Illuminating

    • By Nelson Alexander on 06-20-08

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Comeback

    • America's New Economic Boom
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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    The great economic boom times in American history have come because of fortuitous discoveries. Natural resources (coal first, then oil) fueled vast economic and industrial expansions, which helped create and supply new markets. The last genuine economic game changer was the technology boom of the 1990s, which gave the U.S. a global competitive advantage based on electronics and silicon. In defiance of the recessionary times (in 1990), he saw the coming boom. Now, in 2013, he sees the threshold of another.

    Regular price: $17.49