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The Warburgs The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family (Paperback)

Author:  Ron Chernow
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679743596
ISBN-13: 9780679743590
Sku: 30118488
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  880
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The author of The House of Morgan presents a monumental portrait of the powerful Warburg banking dynasty, tracing this remarkable Jewish familys odyssey from post-World War I Germany through the rise of Hitler and beyond. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. *Author: Chernow, Ron *Subtitle: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family *Publication Date: 1994/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and later, German-American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed charities, and advised a German kaiser and two American presidents. But their very success made the Warburgs lightning rods for anti-Semitism, and their sense of patriotism became increasingly dangerous in a Germany that had declared Jews the enemy.Chernow's fascinating history is a group portrait of a clan whose members were renowned for their brilliance, culture, and personal energy yet tragically vulnerable to the dark and irrational currents of the twentieth century."This is grand-scale scholarship.... It is all here, along with so much of the painful, tumultuous history of our time, all in one splendid book."--David McCullough, author of TrumanThis monumental biography of one of the world's great financial families--by the author of the National Book Award-winning The House of Morgan--is now available in paperback. Selling 43,000 copies in hardcover, this epic saga tells the enthralling story of a Jewish banking dynasty in pre-World War I Germany. Photos.Tells the story of the most powerful Jewish banking dynasty in German and American history
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An exhaustive history of the prominent Jewish banking family, from their origins as medieval traders to the zenith of their influence in the early years of the 20th-century, when the House of Warburg could influence the course of international politics through its control of capital and could direct the development of European art and scholarship through he numerous libraries, museums, and institutes it endowed. Banished from Germany by the Nazis, the family returned to Hamburg after the Allied victory and aided in the reconstruction of Germany.

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"This is grand-scale scholarship and one of the most absorbing family chronicles I have ever read....Jewish tradition, Jewish piety, opulence, genius, eccentricity, vivid ambition, rebellion, grief, humor, high culture and great tragedy--it is all here, along with so much of the painful, tumultuous history of our time, all in one splendid book." - David McCulllough

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