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The House of Rothschild: The World's Banker: 1849-1999

Niall Ferguson


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PUBLISHED: 30th September 2000
ISBN: 9780140286625
ANNOTATION:
The second volume of the history of the Rothschild banking dynasty is "a triumph of historical research and imagination".—Robert Skidelsky, "The New York Review of Books". A "New York Times" Notable Book. 8-page color insert.
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  • Paperback
    $47.40
PUBLISHED: 30th September 2000
ISBN: 9780140286625
ANNOTATION:
The second volume of the history of the Rothschild banking dynasty is "a triumph of historical research and imagination".—Robert Skidelsky, "The New York Review of Books". A "New York Times" Notable Book. 8-page color insert.

Annotation

The second volume of the history of the Rothschild banking dynasty is "a triumph of historical research and imagination".—Robert Skidelsky, "The New York Review of Books". A "New York Times" Notable Book. 8-page color insert.

Publisher Description

Niall Ferguson's House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848 was hailed as "definitive" by the New York Times, a "great biography" by Time magazine, and was named one of the Ten Best Books of 1998 by Business Week. Now, Ferguson concludes his myth—breaking portrait of one of the most powerful families of modern times at the zenith of its power. From Crimea to World War II, wars repeatedly threatened the stability of the Rothschild's worldwide empire. Despite these upheavals, theirs remained the biggest bank in the world up until the First World War. Yet the Rothschild's failure to establish themselves successfully in the United States proved fateful, and as financial power shifted from London to New York after 1914, their power waned. At once a classic family saga and major work of economic, social and political history, The House of Rothschild is the riveting story of an unparalleled dynasty.

Author Biography

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013). He writes a weekly column for the Sunday Times, for which he was named Columnist of the Year at the 2018 British Press Awards.

Review

"A stupendous achievement, a triumph of historical research and imagination."--Robert Skidelsky, The New York Review of Books "Niall Ferguson's brilliant and altogether enthralling two-volume family saga proves that academic historians can still tell great stories that the rest of us want to read."--The New York Times Book Review

"Superb ... An impressive ... account of the Rothschilds and their role in history."--Boston Globe

Product Details

Author
Niall Ferguson
Short Title
HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD
Pages
546
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140286624
ISBN-13
9780140286625
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2000
Publication Date
2000-09-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Residence
ENK
Subtitle
The World's Banker 1849-1998