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The House of Rothschild : The World's Banker 1849-1998

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This second volume of Niall Ferguson's acclaimed, landmark history of the legendary Rothschild banking dynasty concludes his myth-breaking portrait of one of the most powerful and fascinating families of modern times. With all the depth, clarity and drama with which he traced the Rothschild's ascent, Ferguson shows how their power waned as conflicts from Crimea to the Second World War repeatedly threatened the stability of their worldwide empire, and how their failure to establish themselves successfully in the United States would prove fateful. At once a classic family saga and a major work of economic, social and political history, this is the definitive biography of some of the most powerful financiers of recent times.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 38mm | 639.56g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 13 figs., col. and b&w figs. on 8 plates.
  • 0140286624
  • 9780140286625
  • 31,845

About Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has written fourteen books, including The House of Rothschild, Empire, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, The Great Degeneration and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist. His many 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).show more

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"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 Globeshow more

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"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 Globeshow more

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