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MOBI ´ DOC The Warburgs 0525431837 ✓ ✿ [EPUB] ✷ The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family By Join or create book clubs ❥ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From the Pulitzer Prizewinning bestselling author of Alexander Hamilton the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical comes this definitiTriotism became increasingly dangerous in a Germany that had declared Jews the enemyRon 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 centu One of the greatest biographies ever written The odyssey of the Warburg family is related in great detail character and business wise The in depth personality analysis of mothers and sons is essential to understanding the extraordinary achievements of so many members of the Warburg family generation after generation Congratulations and thanks to Ron Chernow for the impressive research and refined lively writing style it was a dreamlike ride Aby Paul Max and Sigmund amongst others will live for ever

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From the Pulitzer Prizewinning bestselling author of Alexander Hamilton the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical comes this definitive biography of the Warburgs one of the great German Jewish banking families of the twentieth centuryBankers philanthropists scholars socialites artists and politicians the Warburg I imagine I'm going to get unhelpful votes by saying this but this biography was not up to par with the author's other biographies I've read Titan which I thought was great House of Morgan which was really good and Hamilton which was also good and this book just isn't up to those other booksThe beginning was very frustrating because we learn about this supposedly very successful and widely acclaimed and established German banking family yet there is practically nothing concerning how they got to be well known and exceedingly wealthy nor what their business dealings were at the time And this lack of information goes on and on focusing almost to exclusion on inter personal issuesLooking up the Warburgs in Wikipedia I learned that the family had been a very successful banking family from the 1600's back in Venice even before they settled in Warburg Germany Starting the narrative in the mid to late 1800's with the success of Jews in what was to become Germany just left me hanging and feeling like I was missing a large part of who the Warburgs were and how they got that wayAdditionally the family had been around for a very long time and there are scattered references to visiting or staying with uncles and aunts but the overall breadth of the family is not addressedThinking about his problem now it almost would make sense and read better if there was a short intro and perhaps 10 separate bios on separate family members instead of skipping around It would help the flow I have a feeling the author's inability to read German or Swedish or other European languages and his lack of primary research in Europe where the Warburgs achieved fame and fortune contributed to this incomplete biographyOn the other hand it appears that not much had been written on the Warburgs prior to this book at least in English and that is why I read the book Additionally the whole build up to the Holocaust and how the Warburgs kept their warm feelings for Germany throughout the experience as a constant theme was very interesting and well done especially since I'm Jewish The reading got focused and poignant the closer the Holocaust got and immediately afterwards3 or 35 stars is probably the best score but will upgrade so I don't get canned too badly If you're interested in the Warburg it's a good starter book though I imagine if this weren't one of the first books Chernow wrote he would have done a better job as a mature and accomplished biographer

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The Warburgs The Twentieth Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish FamilyS 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 pa I owe a great debt to Ron Chernow His 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton sparked an interest in American history especially the Revolutionary period that has provided me with countless hours of enjoyment and a never ending appreciation and amazement for just how much our Founding Fathers achieved against formidable odds In the meantime Alexander Hamilton has become one of my heroes and beside my desk I have a large framed photo of this amazing human being And no I have not seen the Broadway playMr Chernow's The Warburgs is an amazing portrait of a German Jewish family who rose to prominence in the world of banking as far back as the mid nineteen century and continued against great obstacles Hitler and his love and fun band of Nazis' Until the dawn of the 21st century It is a family whose banking expertise extended way beyond the financial world and also produced an astonishing number of philanthropists scholars artists politicians and military figures who played important roles in World War 2 fighting with the Americans and the allies and whose generosity and influence spread across Europe Asia the Middle East and especially AmericaThe book spans nearly two hundred years and Mr Chernow's inclusion and insights into many of the historical events Such as World War 1 and 2 the Russian pogroms of the Jews the founding of the state of Israel the depression During this time is uite an achievementYet it is the antisemitic theme that runs throughout this book that is most disturbing Despite everything this family did to better the lives of all people throughout the world especially the German and American people the abuse and displacement of much of the family during World War 2 and beyond is almost beyond belief If it wasn't so terrifyingly trueIn the half decade I have lived on this planet I have had the privilege of knowing and befriending people of many different races nationalities and religions It has made my life much richer colorful and enjoyable than any possessions or amount of money could have given me yet the one theme that has run throughout most of my relationships is the prejudice and bigotry against the Jewish religion and culture It is appalling and reprehensible that a group of people who have contributed so much in the field of medicine science technology humanity and the arts just to mention a few can still be affronted to this very day by so much prejudice To think that so many Christians could be so antisemitic is even baffling considering that Jesus was JewishMy best guess is that anti Semitism springs from a well of jealousy that far too many people drink from? A jealousy at the great success that the Jewish people have achieved but what people seem to forget is that their success comes from hard work education and drive and thirst to make the world a better and safer placeThat being said The Warburgsis a reminder of the resiliency of an amazing family and I highly highly recommendREADING PROGRESSFebruary 7 2020 – Started ReadingFebruary 7 2020 – ShelvedMarch 3 2020 – Finished ReadingI owe a great debt to Ron Chernow His 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton sparked an interest in American history especially the Revolutionary period that has provided me with countless hours of enjoyment and a never ending appreciation and amazement for just how much our Founding Fathers achieved against formidable odds In the meantime Alexander Hamilton has become one of my heroes and beside my desk I have a large framed photo of this amazing human being And no I have not seen the Broadway playMr Chernow's The Warburgs is an amazing portrait of a German Jewish family who rose to prominence in the world of banking as far back as the mid nineteen century and continued against great obstacles Hitler and his love and fun band of Nazis' Until the dawn of the 21st century It is a family whose banking expertise extended way beyond the financial world and also produced an astonishing number of philanthropists scholars artists politicians and military figures who played important roles in World War 2 fighting with the Americans and the allies and whose generosity and influence spread across Europe Asia the Middle East and especially AmericaThe book spans nearly two hundred years and Mr Chernow's inclusion and insights into many of the historical events Such as World War 1 and 2 the Russian pogroms of the Jews the founding of the state of Israel the depression During this time is uite an achievementYet it is the antisemitic theme that runs throughout this book that is most disturbing Despite everything this family did to better the lives of all people throughout the world especially the German and American people the abuse and displacement of much of the family during World War 2 and beyond is almost beyond belief If it wasn't so terrifyingly trueIn the half decade I have lived on this planet I have had the privilege of knowing and befriending people of many different races nationalities and religions It has made my life much richer colorful and enjoyable than any possessions or amount of money could have given me yet the one theme that has run throughout most of my relationships is the prejudice and bigotry against the Jewish religion and culture It is appalling and reprehensible that a group of people who have contributed so much in the field of medicine science technology humanity and the arts just to mention a few can still be affronted to this very day by so much prejudice To think that so many Christians could be so antisemitic is even baffling considering that Jesus was JewishMy best guess is that anti Semitism springs from a well of jealousy that far too many people drink from? A jealousy at the great success that the Jewish people have achieved but what people seem to forget is that their success comes from hard work education and drive and thirst to make the world a better and safer placeThat being said The Warburgsis a reminder of the resiliency of an amazing family and I highly highly recommend