This 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.This 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.Read Less
Chernow is a great, insightful writer about the real living, breathing people behind the public front great families like to display. I am enjoying this book as much as his previous one on The House of Morgan.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-08-16 In chronicling ``the oldest continuously active banking family in the world,'' Chernow ( The House of Morgan ) tells a rich, sprawling story of personality, commerce and history. From their origins as 16th-Century ``Court Jews'' in North Germany, the Warburg family and its business rose with the unification of Germany and the expanding global economy; two sons married into New York City's German-Jewish ``Our Crowd.'' Both in Germany and in the United States, the Warburgs maintained the ``Panglossian'' outlook of loyalty to country and religion; Kris tall nacht finally pushed them from their bank and from their Hamburg base into the Diaspora. The book encompasses the Warburgs' role in Anglo-American World War II spying, the establishment of a family securities firm in Great Britain and the postwar return of the Warburgs to Hamburg. Granted access to family files, Chernow shifts between continents, telling of many lives with depth and detail. So many mini-biographies, however, sometimes obscure the author's stated goal of limning the evolution of German Jewry through the Warburgs. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. (Oct.)
Publishers Weekly, 1994-06-20 The rich, sprawling story of 400 years of a German-Jewish banking family by the author of The House of Morgan . (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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