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

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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.

About the Author


Ron Chernow s bestselling books include The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award; The Warburgs, which won the George S. Eccles Prize; The Death of the Banker; Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Washington: A Life, whichreceived the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; and Alexander Hamilton, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and adapted into the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. Chernow has served as president of PEN American Center and has received six honorary doctoral degrees. He lives in Brooklyn, New York."

Praise For…


"Splendid.... Chernow does a wonderful job fleshing out the lives of the major characters in this family drama."

-- Wall Street Journal

"[Ron Chernow] has surpassed himself in this absorbing chronicle."

-- The New Yorker

"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 Truman

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679743590
ISBN-10: 0679743596
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 23rd, 1994
Pages: 880
Language: English
Series: Vintage