Ron Chernow - The Warburgs (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Very Large Thick Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 1993
- ISBN : 9781786690074
- SKU : B000518
- PPC : SP870gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only
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.
"I couldn’t put it down! Fascinating! Written empathetically. Prosperous and, to their minds, well-integrated into German society for centuries, the Warburgs faced assimilation, the economic breakdown following the First World War, and overshadowing everything, the Holocaust. Before and after the war, they spread all over the world." - Goodreads Review.
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