The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles R. Morris

Narrated By: William Hughes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2014

Duration: 14 hours 37 minutes


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.

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. The Tycoons tells the incredible story of how these four determined men wrenched the economy into the modern age, inventing a nation of full economic participation that could not have been imagined only a few decades earlier.

“Morris skillfully assembles a great deal of academic and anecdotal research…Impressive.”—New York Times Book Review


  • Naveen Rondla

    Boring. Too long discontinuous. Uninteresting. I tried to listen to it for few hours. Never really felt interesting.