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The Warburgs 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

Ron Chernow was born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York After graduating with honors from Yale College and Cambridge University with degrees in English Literature, he began a prolific career as a freelance journalist Between 1973 and 1982, Chernow published over sixty articles in national publications, including numerous cover stories In the mid 80s Chernow went to work at the Twentieth Century Fund Ron Chernow was born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York After graduating with honors from Yale College and Cambridge University with degrees in English Literature, he began a prolific career as a freelance journalist Between 1973 and 1982, Chernow published over sixty articles in national publications, including numerous cover stories In the mid 80s Chernow went to work at the Twentieth Century Fund, a prestigious New York think tank, where he served as director of financial policy studies and received what he described as a crash course in economics and financial history Chernow s journalistic talents combined with his experience studying financial policy culminated in the writing of his extraordinary first book,The House of Morgan An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance1990 Winner of the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction, The House of Morgan traces the amazing history of four generations of the J.P Morgan empire The New York Times Book Review wrote, As a portrait of finance, politics and the world of avarice and ambition on Wall Street, the book has the movement and tension of an epic novel It is, quite simply, a tour de force Chernow continued his exploration of famous financial dynasties with his second book,The Warburgs1994 , the story of a remarkable Jewish family The book traces Hamburg s most influential banking family of the 18th century from their successful beginnings to when Hitler s Third Reich forced them to give up their business, and ultimately to their regained prosperity in America on Wall Street.Described by Time as one of the great American biographies, Chernow sTitan The Life of John D Rockefeller, Sr1998 brilliantly reveals the complexities of America s first billionaire Rockefeller was known as a Robber Baron, whose Standard Oil Company monopolized an entire industry before it was broken up by the famous Supreme Court anti trust decision in 1911 At the same time, Rockefeller was one of the century s greatest philanthropists donating enormous sums to universities and medical institutions Chernow is the Secretary of PEN American Center, the country s most prominent writers organization, and is currently at work on a biography of Alexander Hamilton He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York.In addition to writing biographies, Chernow is a book reviewer, essayist, and radio commentator His book reviews and op ed articles appear frequently in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal He comments regularly on business and finance for National Public Radio and for many shows on CNBC, CNN, and the Fox News Channel In addition, he served as the principal expert on the AE biography of J.P Morgan and will be featured as the key Rockefeller expert on an upcoming CNBC documentary



10 thoughts on “The Warburgs

  1. says:

    This saga of a German American family of jewish bankers was on my bucket list for quite some time After starting the book right after Christmas 2016, I finished it in only ten days, much faster than I thought Being written by one if not the of my favourite authors when it comes to biographies this was once


  2. says:

    The negatives hard to keep track of all the characters.The positives a remarkeable story, the family lived through important and interesting parts of US European World history The most interesting parts were about the German Jewish families perspective on the rise of Nazism Overall wort...


  3. says:

    The Warburg s were a banking giant out of Hamburg Germany They started in the 19th Century in the banking industry because of European anti Semitism Laws did not allow Jewish families to own land so Jews were diverted to occupations other than farming The Warburg s saw the fellow Jewish family Rothschild s amass a fortune


  4. says:

    If Ron Chernow s book The Warburgs were a bank, it would certainly fail His high interest bearing account, that of a Jewish banking dynasty that stretches back six generations to pre industrial Europe, is bloated and inefficient Chernow exhibits no economy of words nor judicious standards for what to include versus what to cut An


  5. says:

    Ron Chernow has gone on to have a prolific career as an author, most recently with a biography of Ulysses S Grant But this book is one of his earlier successes Before Chernow switched to leading political figures, he enmeshed himself in financial and banking history, but from the personal side of things focusing on the personalities that


  6. says:

    In many respects, this book deserves 5 stars It s written with economy, erudition, skilled research, sophistication and passionate engagement with this family and their significance in world history Why only 3 stars Because the research becomes dry and even tiresome I quickly lost track of who s who, as one often does while reading classic Russi


  7. says:

    Ron Chernow s THE WARBURGS is a long, 722 page book, about a family of bankers, who originated in Venice with the name of del Banco They fled Italy in the 16th century when Venetian Jews were herded into the ghetto, and went to Warburg, Germany Taking the name of that town, they moved to Altona near Hamburg in the seventeenth century before moving to Ha


  8. says:

    Chernow is a brilliant biographer, and The Warburgs definitely showcases his meticulous, easy narrative style.The challenge with documenting an entire family is that the characters over 4 generations are increasingly difficult to keep track of There is also so much information that, i...


  9. says:

    A long slog but keeps you in the narrative pretty well A fascinating story but if you want it in a concise, easy to read format this isn t for you the story could be told in half the length without losing much.


  10. says:

    Ron Chernow captures the history of the Warburgs their rise and fall, accomplishments and failures with his detailed research and excellent storytelling skills.


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