Charles R. Morris

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Charles R. Morris (born 1940) is a lawyer, former banker, and author. He has written thirteen books, and is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic Monthly.

Personal life[edit]

Morris is a Roman Catholic.[1]


Morris, Charles W. (2008). The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash. PublicAffairs. ISBN 1-58648-691-8.[2]


  • A Rabble of Dead Money: The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929–1939 (2017)
  • Comeback: America's New Economic Boom (2013)
  • The First American Industrial Revolution: The Dawn of Innovation (2012)
  • The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets (2009)
  • The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown (2009)
  • The Trillion Dollar Meltdown (2008)
Reviewed in Business Week[3]
  • The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center (2007)
Review, The New York Times, October 28, 2007[4]
  • The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy (2005)
  • American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church (1997)
  • The AARP: America's Most Powerful Lobby and the Clash of Generations (1996)
  • Money, Greed, and Risk: Why Financial Crises and Crashes Happen (1999)
  • Computer Wars: The Fall of IBM and the Future of Western Technology (1993)
  • The Coming Global Boom (1990)
  • Iron Destinies, Lost Opportunities: The Arms Race Between the United States and the Soviet Union, 1945-1987 (1988)
  • The Cost of Good Intentions: New York City and the Liberal Experiment (1981)
Reviewed in The New York Times, By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, July 24, 1980, Thursday [5]


Morris appears in the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary film Inside Job.


  1. ^ Morris, Charles (1997). American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church. New York City: Vintage Books. pp. x. ISBN 9780307797919.
  2. ^ "Loeb Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 29, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "A Beast Bred on Wall Street". Business Week. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  4. ^ Chen, Pauline W. (October 28, 2007). "Heart and Soul". The New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  5. ^ Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (July 24, 1980). "Books of The Times". The New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2010.