The Warburgs: the Twentieth-century Odyssey of A Remarkable Jewish  Family

The Warburgs: the Twentieth-century Odyssey of A Remarkable Jewish Family

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Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, of 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. Ron Chernow's hugely 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1993
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679418238
0679418237
Branch Call Number: 943.0049 WAR
Characteristics: xvii, 820 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Nov 24, 2016

An important read. The friction between the Anglo-American and German-Jewish banking dynasties and their progeny is enlightening. Chernow unashamedly details the mutual prejudices between these two groups of financiers throughout their European and American histories. AND those prejudices still exist.

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