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Morris, Charles R.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 13,756 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 1,756 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,274 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 1,260 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
A time of passion : America, 1960-1980 by Charles R Morris( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,017 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
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 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 773 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 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a close look at the AARP, its financial and business activities, its service network, and its lobbying organization. It explores the structure and financing of senior entitlement programs, and pinpoints the winners and losers in the current system. And, most important, this book analyzes the possibilities of reform and concludes that the continued growth of the health care sector ought not to be cause for undue alarm; in all probability, it will confer important benefits upon the rest of the economy. Indeed, the author proposes practical steps that will likely make the coming transition much easier than it otherwise might be
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 671 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 665 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 600 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 563 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 399 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 318 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
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 277 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 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 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

The trillion dollar meltdown : easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash by Charles R Morris( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Morris isn't sporting rose-colored glasses when discussing the current state of the United States' economy. Morris provides an insightful history of the national economy and highlights the circumstances that have caused today's economic distress
The tycoons : how Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan invented the American supereconomy by Charles R Morris( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 72 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. The author vividly brings these men and their times to life. He tells the story of how these four determined men wrenched the economy into the modern age, inventing a nation of full economic participation
Comeback : America's new economic boom by Charles R Morris( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the United States is in the brink of a strong recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis, claiming that such booming new industries as shale-based oil will generate millions of new jobs and tame inherited deficits
 
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The trillion dollar meltdown : easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash
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Charles R. Morris Amerikaans econoom

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Morris, Charles Robert.

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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 supereconomyThe 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 crashApart at the seams : the collapse of private pension and health care protections