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    (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow Ron Chernow Æ 3 summary It was the Warburg's good fortune that whenever we were about to get very rich something would happen and we became poor and had to start over again Siegmund W Warburg uoted in Ron Chernow's 'The Warburgs'Working in finance the Warburg name wasn't unknown to me but it never carried the same cachet as the Rothch

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    (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow The negatives hard to keep track of all the charactersThe positives a remarkeable story the family lived through important and interesting parts of USEuropeanWorld history The most interesting parts were about the German Jewish families perspective on the rise of Nazism Overall worth reading but definitely an

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    (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow This book on the Warburg family is simply a masterpiece and I enjoyed every page Since beginning this book in January 2019 I was unfortunately very busy that created a situation where I was either exhausted or lacked concentration to continue reading As a result the benefit for me was that I had to review previous pages and at times

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    (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow 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 am

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    (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow free read The Warburgs 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

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    free read The Warburgs (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow 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 And there are enough adjectives deposited in the book’s 700 pages to make administrators of even the sti

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    (The Warburgs) [Download] Ã Ron Chernow 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 made and controlled large amounts of money rather than the system itself And so t

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free read The Warburgs review The Warburgs Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Ron Chernow Rities 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. 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 achievement Yet 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 true In 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 Jewish My 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

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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 And there are enough adjectives deposited in the book s 700 pages to make administrators of even the stingiest of deposit insurance schemes wince Thankfully for the reader though it s a book not a bank And an engrossing one at thatThe early history of the Warburg family is obscured by the shadows of time Chernow traces the first certifiable ancestor to 16th century Westphalia near to the geographic center of the modern German state He dismisses as fanciful any suggestions that the family is of Sephardic stock or that its roots can be traced back to late Medieval Venice A number of contemporaneous sources present the Warburg Venice connection as factual though it s unclear if this reflects a up to date genealogical scholarship or the internet s uniue ability to perpetuate and magnify a mythIf indeed Chernow s first Warburg Simon von Cassel d 1566 had migrated from Venice around that time it was likely to escape the harsh conditions placed on the Venetian republic s Jewish residents at the time It also could be the case that the early family had Ashkenzi roots in German speaking lands and found it commercially useful to be associated with the prominent Venetian del Banco banking family which itself may have been the product of exiled Jews fleeing central Europe Whether owing to foreign connections or local success Simon von Cassel had obviously achieved some measure of prominence when he was designated a protected Jew in the town of Warburg a status which allowed him to do both money changing and pawn broking businessA little over a century later the successful descendants of Simon von Cassel outgrew the provincial town whose namesake they had adopted and moved north to the neighboring German speaking port cities of Altona and Hamburg The former was then ruled by the Danish crown and Jewish residents enjoyed a number of privileges that would have made business conditions favorable than those that Jews in other jurisdictions faced Hamburg meanwhile was a leading Hanseatic city ruled by a relatively enlightened and democratic merchant class Its maritime connections to Scandinavia the British Isles and the rest of Europe by the 18th century lended an international air to the bustling city and it is there in which story of the modern Warburgs really beginsIn 1798 two Warburg brothers converted the small money changing business that their father had beueathed to them into the MM Warburg Co bank The Napoleonic Wars soon followed a turn of events that would prove fortuitous for both the Jews of Hamburg and for the Warburg bank as well For along with the occupation of Napoleon s troops in 1806 came the ideals of the French Revolution especially the principle of euality under the law Hamburg s Jews suddenly enjoyed rights they had never before known especially with regard to property dealingsWhen the French left Hamburg in 1814 they took with them the massive stores of silver the city had accumulated through its vibrant international trade The Warburg bank using its own international connections coordinated with the Rothschild banking family in Vienna to replenish silver to the Hamburg markets and in the process gained the goodwill of the city s traders Over the next half century the city grew at a rapid pace especially as transatlantic passenger lines opened up The Jewish community also grew uickly numbering 16000 by the century s midpoint The Warburgs assumed a prominent role in both a city in which business was its secular religion that according to Chernow and in a Jewish community whose prospects were on the rise especially following the creation of the German state in 1871Chernow tells this early history of the family in its completeness in the first 20 pages of the book After that though things slow down and the chronological narrative turns to the lives of the leading Warburg figures including the brothers Siegmund 1835 1889 and Moritz 1838 1910 who together would lead the bank from the founding of Germany until nearly the outbreak of the first world war Siegmund married eastward to the daughter of an aristocratic Russian Jew in Kiev Moritz on the other hand married the stolid daughter of Frankfurt jewelers From there two branches of the family would emerge from history the Alsterufers and the Mittelwegs so called because of the respective streets which they built their houses on in HamburgThe Mittelweg Warburgs enjoyed an early measure of genealogical good fortune Four of their five boys enjoyed immense success in a number of different fields The eldest son Aby was an avid bibliophile and family legend has it that while still in grammar school he made a deal with second son Max that Max could inherit the bank if he promised to supply Aby with books in perpetuity Aby went on to become one of the leading art historians of the early 20th century while Max with a very large book bill took over the bank and became one of the leading commercial bankers of Weimar Germany Younger brothers Felix and Paul both married into a prominent Wall Street family and migrated to America Felix would become one of the leading Jewish philanthropists of the 20th century and today the neo gothic mansion which he had built for his own family on 5th Avenue is home to New York s Jewish Museum Brother Paul was instrumental in the founding of the Federal Reserve and guided that institution through World War I The Alsterufer Warburgs faded from the scene after the death of their patriarch Siegmund and in fact lost much of their interest in the MM Warburg bank by the 1920s When Siegmund s grandson Siegmund George arrived in Hamburg from rural southern Germany to do an internship at the MM Warburg bank in 1923 he was considered the country cousin who it was easy to look down upon uickly though he would establish himself as the smartest and most competent Warburg businessman of his generation Chernow spends the last uarter of the book charting his rise in very minute detail Of all the characters in the book it s Siegmund the Younger alone who embodied the best of the entire family and ultimately his material success would overshadow that of his Mittelweg uncles and cousins It s fitting then that Chernow does such a good job in his rendering of the man who would play such an influential role in turning London back into one of the world s leading financial centers through his own SG Warburg BankThe family profiles are interesting sometimes humorous and do a good job of showing just how diverse one family can be but the real value in reading this book is found in some of the larger themes that span the entire narrative For me there were three First Chernow thoroughly documents the nearly unseverable tie between German Jews and Germany even despite recurrent anti Semitism and the tragedy of the Shoah The Warburgs profoundly loved German culture and thought it far superior to Anglo cultures Several Warburgs served in the German military before and during World War I Eric Warburg served in both world wars the first on the side of Germany the second for the United States After his service for the Americans he returned to Germany and eventually regained control of the MM Warburg Bank which was aryanized in 1938 Chernow writes The Warburgs never believed that the human spark entirely died among the German people and this gave them hope of a renewal someday A second major theme which Chernow articulates is the way in which the material success of one generation distorts ambition in the subseuent generation None of the six second generation Mittelweg Warburgs four of whom met with so much success would see the next generation rise to their lofty heights While the dislocations owing to Hitler s rise in Germany undoubtedly played a role the phenomena of under achievement held true even for that next generation of American born Warburgs While that generation still enjoyed privileged access to leading political and culture figures such as Franklin Roosevelt George Gershwin Adlai Stevenson Averell Harriman Chaim Weizmann Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Schmidt all of whom are mentioned in the book the children of the Mittelweg boys never rose to the lofty heights in finance philanthropy public service or scholarship that their fathers had Finally it was interesting to read about the growing secularization of the family over time The parents of Siegmund and Moritz born in the early 1800s were highly observant and refused to travel to places such as Scandinavia where they could not keep kosher Just three generations later the majority of the Warburg children would marry outside the faith and the family s Judaism by the 1950s would seem almost incidental to their larger identities as heirs to a German banking family Another related theme that Chernow gives its due was the family s complicated relationship with Zionism Very few in the family fully embraced Zionist political aims though after the founding of Israel most did support its goals A few family members made their homes in Israel but there was always a certain unease about the Israeli state and especially according to Chernow its treatment of its Arab populationBesides the larger themes that Chernow elucidates so thoroughly there are unfortunately a number of uirks that detract from the overall presentation First Chernow loves to read psychological traits and temporary dispositions into old photographs While some of his analyses are compelling the he engages in the habit the less convincing the enterprise feels Another strange thing that he uses perhaps to link the large number of characters that inevitably come out of an extended family over multiple generations is to combine the names of husband and wife pairs into a single word Thus we get absurdities such as Friedaflix Frieda and Felix Malice Max and Alice and Paulina Paul and Nina Chernow does include a family tree but it s not complete perhaps owing to some parts of the living family s wish to remain anonymous when the book was published in 1992 But there were also distant cousins mentioned especially from the Altona Warburgs and the Swedish Warburgs I would have liked an expanded family treeThose are minor complaints though Overall this is a really interesting book The time investment spent on it which is considerable is well worth it especially if you have in interest in German history banking and finance the gilded age Our Crowd or the human tragedy of Nazism I have to admit though after turning the last page I felt like I had closed the book on a small part of my own family that I had only recently come to know Jeffrey L Otto May 3 2015

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free read The Warburgs review The Warburgs Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Ron Chernow 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 cha. The negatives hard to keep track of all the charactersThe positives a remarkeable story the family lived through important and interesting parts of USEuropeanWorld history The most interesting parts were about the German Jewish families perspective on the rise of Nazism Overall worth reading but definitely an investment

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