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Morris, Charles R.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 16,118 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Church history  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG4910, 332.04150973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles R Morris
The trillion dollar meltdown : easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash by Charles R Morris( Book )

21 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are living in the most reckless financial environment in recent history. Arcane credit derivative bets are now well into the tens of trillions. According to Charles R. Morris, the astronomical leverage at investment banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients virtually guarantees massive disruption in global markets. The crash, when it comes, will have no firebreaks. A quarter century of free-market zealotry that extolled asset stripping, abusive lending, and hedge fund secrecy will come crashing down with it. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown explains how we got here, and what is about to happen
American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful church by Charles R Morris( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Catholicism from an insignificant sect in the early nineteenth century to America's largest and most influential Church is a story filled with a cast of immensely colorful characters. Some were great and imposing. Others were comic, a few even shocking and sinister. Charles Morris recounts the rich story of the rise of the Catholic Church in America with an acute eye for the telling detail and the crucial turning points. American Catholic is not only about the saints and sinners who built the Church, but also the story of how it became the country's dominant cultural force. By the 1950s, no other institution could match its impact on unions, movies, or even popular kitsch. Protestant leaders feared the Church would "Catholicize" the entire nation. But Catholicism was always as much a culture as a religion, and the Church visibly floundered when the big-city-based Catholic culture suddenly broke down, just about the time John Kennedy became the country's first Catholic president. The last section of the book explores the Church's continuing struggle to come to terms with secular, pluralist America and the theological, sexual, doctrinal authority, and gender issues that keep tearing it apart. But, surprisingly enough, Morris's grassroots tour - from ultraconservative Lincoln, Nebraska, to more open, experimental dioceses in Saginaw and Seattle - finds Catholicism alive and well, even flourishing, at the parish level
The tycoons : how Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan invented the American supereconomy by Charles R Morris( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. Charles R. Morris brings the 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 their verve, they built an industrial behemoth -- and a country of middle-class consumers
Money, greed, and risk : why financial crises and crashes happen by Charles R Morris( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses financial cycles, the influence of the American financial system, the causes of the current economic situation, globalization, and financial geniuses
A time of passion : America, 1960-1980 by Charles R Morris( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the turbulent events of two decades and demonstrates how economic and demographic forces contributed to the upheavals of the era
Iron destinies, lost opportunities : the arms race between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R., 1945-1987 by Charles R Morris( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cost of good intentions : New York City and the liberal experiment, 1960-1975 by Charles R Morris( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dawn of innovation : the first American Industrial Revolution by Charles R Morris( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author comes the story of the rise of American industry between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. It describes industry in America between the War of 1812 and the Civil War and how this period of growth in the first half of the century built the platform for Carnegie, Rockefeller and Morgan in the second half. In the thirty 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 the author shows, 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. The War of 1812 jumpstarted the great New England cotton mills, the iron centers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and the forges around the Great Lakes. In the decade after the War, the Midwest was opened by entrepreneurs. In this book, the author paints a panorama of a new nation buzzing with the work of creation. He also points out the parallels and differences in the nineteenth century American/British standoff and that between China and America today
The AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations by Charles R Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The single, bone-crushing problem in American politics - now and for the next thirty years - is how big a share of the nation's economic pie should go to older people for income support and health care. The American Association of Retired Persons is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of American politics, an organization made up of 32 million members, the most influential, single-minded voting bloc in the United States. But few people know that the AARP was the brainchild of a budding insurance mogul, Leonard Davis, who made an estimated $200 million flogging high-priced health insurance to the elderly. This book chronicles the rise of the AARP and its fight to shed the vestiges of its unsavory beginnings to become a responsible player at the political table. It is also the first book to set out in clear and readable detail which AARP products are good buys and which ones consumers should avoid
The sages : Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the maelstrom of markets by Charles R Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Though their experiences and styles vary--Buffett is the canny stock market investor; Soros is the reader of shifting global tides in trade and currencies; and Volcker is the regulator and governor, sheriff and clean-up crew--they have much in common. All three men have more than fifty years of deep involvement in markets. All are skeptical of Wall Street frenzies. They believe that markets tend to be right, but usually only over the medium term. They have seen too many cycles of herd-driven booms and busts to make their views hostage to simplistic assumptions. Author Morris analyzes the records of these men, distilling their wisdom and experience--and argues for the importance of consistent values in navigating the treacherous terrain of today's globalized world.--From publisher description
Computer wars : how the West can win in a post-IBM world by Charles H Ferguson( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming global boom : how to benefit now from tomorrow's dynamic world economy by Charles R Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surgeons : life and death in a top heart center by Charles R Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of a year, Charles R. Morris gained unprecedented access to the operating room, the patients, and even the closed-door meetings where the surgeons criticize their own performance. Showing how these extraordinary doctors rise to meet the demands of their virtuosic profession, Morris takes us on a late-night "harvest run" to secure a transplantable organ, and he brings us to the operating room where Jan Quaegebeur, "the greatest congenital surgeon in the universe," rebuilds a newborn baby's malformed heart. Perhaps most poignantly, we hear the story of young Erika Maynard, whose illness tested her parents' faith and the limits of modern medical technology." "With each new patient and each new procedure Morris shows us how doctors think, how they judge one another, and what really drives health care costs in America today. Along the way, he explores the fascinating history of heart surgery, investigates the influence of Big Pharma and medical device makers on practice and prices, and details the thrilling new technology being developed, including a fully functional mechanical heart - a once-futuristic device that is shockingly close to becoming a reality."--Jacket
The two trillion dollar meltdown : easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash by Charles R Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are living in the most reckless financial environment in recent history. The astronomical leverage at investment banks and their hedge fund and private equity clients virtually guarantees massive disruption in global markets
Comeback : America's new economic boom by Charles R Morris( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's The Trillion Dollar Meltdown (2008) warned of the impending financial crash in all its horrific scale and speed. Now, he reveals that the United States is on the brink of a strong recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis that could last for twenty years or more, claiming that such booming new industries as shale-based oil will generate millions of new jobs and tame inherited deficits. 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 in turn 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 for a while based on electronics and silicon. The author was one of the first writers and analysts in the U.S. to predict that the tech boom would lead to a period of sustained economic growth. In defiance of the recessionary times (in 1990), he saw the coming boom. Now, in 2013, he sees the threshold of another. This time the gift is natural gas. The amount and distribution of gas in American shale is so vast that it has the potential to transform the manufacturing economy, creating jobs across the country, and requiring a new infrastructure that will benefit the nation as a whole. Because of fracking, jobs that once would have been outsourced abroad will return home, America can become a net exporter of energy, and cheap energy will provide the opportunity for innovation and competition. In light of this new opportunity, and other complementary developments the author explores in this book, the U.S. ought to be approaching the future with a robust self-confidence it has not experienced in a while. But we could fumble it away. The gold-rush style of shale boom companies does not make them good neighbors. A counter-reaction could put their industry, and the new era of national prosperity, at risk. We also have a political system that has the capacity to spoil the benefits of this huge boon. If the wealth locked in the continental shelf is not shared for the general economic good, but is instead exploited in short-term profiteering, then many of the opportunities that exist will be choked off by a few very rich corporations. Managing the great bonus of the vast store of cheap energy is going to become a defining political challenge in the years ahead
A rabble of dead money : the Great Crash and the global depression : 1929-1939 by Charles R Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The breakneck growth of 1920s America--with its boom in automobiles, electricity, credit lines, radio, and movies--certainly presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression. The totality of the collapse shocked the nation, and its duration scarred generations to come. In this lucid and fast-paced account of the cataclysm, award-winning writer Charles R. Morris pulls together the intricate threads of policy, ideology, international hatreds, and sheer individual cantankerousness that finally pushed the world economy over the brink and into a depression. While Morris anchors his narrative in the United States, he also fully investigates the poisonous political atmosphere of postwar Europe to reveal how treacherous the environment of the global economy was. It took heroic financial mismanagement, a glut-induced global collapse in agricultural prices, and a self-inflicted crash in world trade to cause the Great Depression. Deeply researched and vividly told, A Rabble of Dead Money anatomizes history's greatest economic catastrophe--while noting the uncanny echoes for the present
Apart at the seams : the collapse of private pension and health care protections by Charles R Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the collapse of private sector retirement and health benefits came about and how it has affected the landscape of American social insurance
Too much of a good thing? : why health care spending won't make us sick by Charles R Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sages : [Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the maelstrom of markets] by Charles R Morris( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles R. Morris presents the financial strategies of the world's three foremost investors, Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Presents the stories and secrets that made Buffett, Soros, and Volcker successful
Computer wars : the fall of IBM and the future of global technology by Charles H Ferguson( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The trillion dollar meltdown : easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash
Alternative Names
Charles R. Morris Amerikaans econoom

Charles R. Morris economista estadounidense

Charles R. Morris économiste américain

Моррис, Чарльз Р.

모리스, 찰스 R

모리스, 찰즈 R

チャールズ・モリス

モリス, チャールズ・R

モリス, モリス R

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English (169)

Chinese (1)

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American Catholic : the saints and sinners who built America's most powerful churchThe tycoons : how Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan invented the American supereconomyMoney, greed, and risk : why financial crises and crashes happenThe AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generationsThe sages : Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the maelstrom of marketsComputer wars : how the West can win in a post-IBM worldThe surgeons : life and death in a top heart centerThe two trillion dollar meltdown : easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash