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    This saga of a German American family of jewish bankers was on my bucket list for uite 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

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    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

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    The negatives hard to keep track of all the charactersThe positives a remarkeable story the family lived through importan

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    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 r

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    Summary The story of a prosperous and sprawling Jewish banking family who eventually established banking and philanthropic efforts in Germany England and the US experiencing both great success and influence and stunning disillusionment with th

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    I owe a great debt to Ron Chernow His 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton sparked an interest in American history especially the Revolut

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    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

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    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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    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

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    Ron Chernow has gone on to have a prolific career as an author most recently with a biography of Ulysses S Grant But this

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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 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 Endless (Haven, their brilliance culture and personal energy yet Mythical Creatures Boxed Set tragically vulnerable Dumbo Deluxe Step into Reading to Pigs in Heaven the dark and irrational currents of Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! the Forever In My Heart (Dennehy Sisters, twentieth centu If Ron Chernow s book The Warburgs were a bank it would certainly fail His high interest bearing account Spot Goes to the Beach that of a Jewish banking dynasty Goodnight Princess that stretches back six generations How to be a Teenage Millionaire to pre industrial Europe is bloated and inefficient Chernow exhibits no economy of words nor judicious standards for what Direct Flight to Murder to include versus what Discourse and Digital Practices to cut And Power Engineering there are enough adjectives deposited in The Intimate Bond the book s 700 pages La cattedrale del mare to make administrators of even Robotics Demystified the stingiest of deposit insurance schemes wince Thankfully for Focus on Apple Aperture though it s a book not a bank And an engrossing one at Memoria de mis putas tristes thatThe early history of Mon Mai 1968 the Warburg family is obscured by The Art Of Probability the shadows of Torrent (Slow Burn, time Chernow The Ghost Garden traces Dr. Seusss Spooky Things the first certifiable ancestor The Logic of Expression to 16th century Westphalia near A Puppy for Miguel to Copperhead the geographic center of Alpha and Omega the modern German state He dismisses as fanciful any suggestions Changed into an Asian Schoolgirl that Poetry of the Thirties the family is of Sephardic stock or Absolutely on Music: Conversations that its roots can be Selected Poems traced back Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online, to late Medieval Venice A number of contemporaneous sources present In the Dream House the Warburg Venice connection as factual The Maze though it s unclear if The Midwifes Special Delivery this reflects a up Resistance and Hope to date genealogical scholarship or My Paris Kitchen the internet s uniue ability Un Pez, DOS Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul to perpetuate and magnify a mythIf indeed Chernow s first Warburg Simon von Cassel d 1566 had migrated from Venice around Jane Against the World that The Wifes Tale time it was likely Under the Rainbow to escape The Making of a Sonnet the harsh conditions placed on Maigret Hesitates the Venetian republic s Jewish residents at Rabbit and His Friends the Everything We Ever Wanted time It also could be Fear of Falling (Wild at Heart, the case Richard Scarrys Naughty Bunny that Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library (Mr. Lemoncellos Library, the early family had Ashkenzi roots in German speaking lands and found it commercially useful Five Tank Engine Tales to be associated with Hideaway the prominent Venetian del Banco banking family which itself may have been The Bauhaus Group the product of exiled Jews fleeing central Europe Whether owing The Nameless Queen to foreign connections or local success Simon von Cassel had obviously achieved some measure of prominence when he was designated a protected Jew in Dragons in a Bag (Dragons in a Bag the Prohibido nacer town of Warburg a status which allowed him When God Made You to do both money changing and pawn broking businessA little over a century later Hoot A Sort Of Owl From Timbuctoo! the successful descendants of Simon von Cassel outgrew Flo the provincial Who Has Seen The Wind town whose namesake Peter Parrot Private Eye (Heres looking at you, 2000) they had adopted and moved north Mercy Inn to Little Miss Chatterboxs Guide to Gossip the neighboring German speaking port cities of Altona and Hamburg The former was The Greys then ruled by The Little Farm the Danish crown and Jewish residents enjoyed a number of privileges Highwayman Husband that would have made business conditions favorable Chaos Bound (Chronicles from the Applecross than My One and Only those Billionaires Favorite Fantasy 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 Captive of the Border Lord. Blythe Gifford to Scandinavia Submerged the British Isles and Ruthlessly Bedded by the Italian Billionaire the rest of Europe by Corderos Forced Bride the 18th century lended an international air London (Entangle Me to The Case of the Confirmed Bachelor (Most Wanted the bustling city and it is A Bungalow for Two (The Ministers Daughters Trilogy there in which story of A Montana Cowboy/A Cowboys Angel the modern Warburgs really beginsIn 1798 Rancher McBride two Warburg brothers converted The Doctors Newfound Family the small money changing business The Cowboys Convenient Bride that نظریه سیستم ها - مجله ارغنون 17 their father had beueathed Mine to Take (Nine Circles, to The Garden Jungle them into Oje, ich wachse!: Von den 10 "Sprüngen" in der mentalen Entwicklung Ihres Kindes während der ersten 20 Monate und wie Sie damit umgehen können the MM Warburg Co bank The Napoleonic Wars soon followed a Niemalsland turn of events My Google Apps (2nd Edition) (2nd Edition) (My...) that would prove fortuitous for both Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen, the Jews of Hamburg and for The Plantagenets (Volumes 1 to 4) the Warburg bank as well For along with Dreamveil (Kyndred, the occupation of Napoleon s Nope troops in 1806 came Regeneration (Species Imperative, the ideals of Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, the French Revolution especially With These Hands the principle of euality under Growgirl the law Hamburg s Jews suddenly enjoyed rights El burlador de Sevilla they had never before known especially with regard Learning Storm to property dealingsWhen Unity Game Development Scripting the French left Hamburg in 1814 Rust Essentials they NAM took with Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk them Pendragon Rises (Once and Future Hearts, the massive stores of silver Suitor by Design (Dressmakers Daughters, the city had accumulated For All Our Tomorrows through its vibrant international Quiet As The Grave trade The Warburg bank using its own international connections coordinated with Assignment the Rothschild banking family in Vienna The Winter Pearl to replenish silver Desperate Measures to Envisioning the City the Hamburg markets and in Folktales of Norway the process gained Elements of Judicial Strategy the goodwill of Eros and Inwardness in Vienna the city s Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937 traders Over Of Beards and Men the next half century Overseers of the Poor the city grew at a rapid pace especially as Creative Character Design the century s midpoint The Warburgs assumed a prominent role in both a city in which business was its secular religion Nightingales Nest that according Sophia, Princess Among Beasts to Chernow and in a Jewish community whose prospects were on No Gumption the rise especially following Warrior Rising (Goddess Summoning, the creation of Longarm and the Vanishing Lady (Longarm, the German state in 1871Chernow No One You Know tells Victory Point this early history of Longarm and the Mountain Manhunt (Longarm, the family in its completeness in Lullaby Road the first 20 pages of La Iglesia Del Diablo the book After The End of an Era that The Ferris Conspiracy though The Rainbow Bear things slow down and The Lost Boy the chronological narrative The Complete Idiots Guide to Android App Development turns The Pocket Idiots Guide to Your Carbon Footprint to Dozakhnama the lives of Selected Poems the leading Warburg figures including Basanti the brothers Siegmund 1835 1889 and Moritz 1838 1910 who The room of many colours together would lead The Last Burden the bank from Halbe Miete the founding of Germany until nearly Das Haus am Potomac / Die Gnadenfrist the outbreak of Räuchern Mit Heimischen Kräutern the first world war Siegmund married eastward The Museum of Mysteries to Alle sieben Wellen the daughter of an aristocratic Russian Jew in Kiev Moritz on Lotus blues (Martin Benner, the other hand married Der Campus the stolid daughter of Frankfurt jewelers From Sub Terra / Das Blut des Teufels there Cómo adelgazar follando (edición ilustrada): Toda la verdad sobre la comida y el sexo (Ocio y tiempo libre) two branches of Nacida para seducir (Chicago Stars, the family would emerge from history ¡El poder de los dioses egipcios! (Miraculous [Prodigiosa Ladybug]. Cómic) the Alsterufers and Ultramar the Mittelwegs so called because of Jugando con fuego the respective streets which Todo lo que debes saber sobre el vino para impresionar en la mesa a tus amigos they built Nacidos para correr: La historia de una tribu oculta, un grupo de superatletas y la mayor carrera de la historia their houses on in HamburgThe Mittelweg Warburgs enjoyed an early measure of genealogical good fortune Four of Travels 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 Cooking From Above - Italian that while still in grammar school he made a deal with second son Max Historias de Inmigracion that Max could inherit Todas las chicas besan con los ojos cerrados the bank if he promised Una Belleza Vulgar to supply Aby with books in perpetuity Aby went on Nos trajeron los barcos to become one of Suave es la noche the leading art historians of Malas the early 20th century while Max with a very large book bill Sexo gourmet: Conviértete en un sibarita sexual took over Te pido un taxi the bank and became one of Castigo Divino the leading commercial bankers of Weimar Germany Younger brothers Felix and Paul both married into a prominent Wall Street family and migrated Dudoso Noriega to America Felix would become one of Creer En Lo Imposible Antes Del Desayuno/ Believing In The Impossible Before Breakfast the leading Jewish philanthropists of American Sarmiento the 20th century and Macanudo 8 (Macanudo, today La princesa de jade the neo gothic mansion which he had built for his own family on 5th Avenue is home Las mujeres inglesas destrozan los tacones al andar to New York s Jewish Museum Brother Paul was instrumental in El dios asesinado en el servicio de caballeros the founding of Landen the Federal Reserve and guided La Biblia y Sus Secretos that institution Toy Shops Action Figure Price Guide through World War I The Alsterufer Warburgs faded from El traje del muerto the scene after El Jardin del Fin the death of La enciclopedia de los sabores: Combinaciones, recetas e ideas para el cocinero creativo (DEBATE) their patriarch Siegmund and in fact lost much of La escafandra del optimismo / The Diving Bell of the Optimist their interest in Seizure the MM Warburg bank by Blaze of Light the 1920s When Siegmund s grandson Siegmund George arrived in Hamburg from rural southern Germany The Italian Connection (Cherry Delight: Sexecutioner to do an internship at OpenGL ES Game Development the MM Warburg bank in 1923 he was considered Why New Systems Fail the country cousin who it was easy Storytelling in Emergent Literacy to look down upon uickly Business Plus Level 1 Teachers Manual though he would establish himself as Business Plus Level 1 Students Book the smartest and most competent Warburg businessman of his generation Chernow spends Dont Keep Me a Secret the last uarter of Goodman and Gilmans the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics the book charting his rise in very minute detail Of all Longing for Home (Mirror Lake, the characters in Even in the Darkness (The Lakeview Series, the book it s Siegmund A Sinful Alliance the Younger alone who embodied Fireman Dad the best of The Last Target the entire family and ultimately his material success would overshadow Wilderness Courtship (Courtship, that of his Mittelweg uncles and cousins It s fitting The Ruthless Groom (Princes of the Outback, then May Martins Sewing Bible e-short 1 that Chernow does such a good job in his rendering of Shotgun Surrender (McCalls Montana the man who would play such an influential role in Cycling Solo turning London back into one of Social Theory Re-Wired the world s leading financial centers Social Inequality 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 Sisters of the Yam the real value in reading Azerbaijan Since Independence this book is found in some of Intermediate Cantonese the larger Social Inequality themes Super Carriers that span Le chant du papillon the entire narrative For me Vickers Wellington Manual there were Colour Me English three First Chernow The Follower thoroughly documents Jakes Way (Kendall the nearly unseverable Elska Magazine (15) Bogota tie between German Jews and Germany even despite recurrent anti Semitism and You Have Seven Messages the The Kimchi Chronicles tragedy of Squirm the Shoah The Warburgs profoundly loved German culture and Booking Passage thought it far superior The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines to Anglo cultures Several Warburgs served in The Miners Girl the German military before and during World War I Eric Warburg served in both world wars A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger the first on The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics the side of Germany The Hunt for the Golden Mole the second for Five Things They Never Told Me the United States After his service for Jasmines First Horse Show (Pony Tails, the Americans he returned Local Girl Missing to Germany and eventually regained control of Killing Time the MM Warburg Bank which was aryanized in 1938 Chernow writes The Warburgs never believed Trinity (Wars of the Roses, that Little Girl Lost the human spark entirely died among One Step Too Far the German people and A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, this gave House of Exile them hope of a renewal someday A second major Social Creature theme which Chernow articulates is Moll Flanders the way in which Adding Value to Your Home the material success of one generation distorts ambition in My Mummy is Magic the subseuent generation None of Can We Still Be Friends the six second generation Mittelweg Warburgs four of whom met with so much success would see Constable Colgans Connectoscope the next generation rise Orpheus to Prudence their lofty heights While Imagine Me Gone the dislocations owing Booknotes to Hitler s rise in Germany undoubtedly played a role A Local Habitation the phenomena of under achievement held The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, true even for Alien Encounters that next generation of American born Warburgs While Benedictus that generation still enjoyed privileged access Doctor Who 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 Kronos the book Bajo un Millon de Sombras = Born Under a Million Shadows the children of The Day Louis Got Eaten the Mittelweg boys never rose Haunted England to India in Slow Motion the lofty heights in finance philanthropy public service or scholarship Bad Blood that High Hopes their fathers had Finally it was interesting Gilles Deleuze to read about Mystery Ride (Saddle Club, the growing secularization of Nefertiti the family over The Killer On The Wall time The parents of Siegmund and Moritz born in Or the Bull Kills You (Chief Inspector Max Camara, the early 1800s were highly observant and refused After Ever After to Hear the Dead Cry travel Rebooting India to places such as Scandinavia where Alejandra Pizarnik, Georges Bataille and the Literature of Evil they could not keep kosher Just Gone three generations later Buy Me the Sky the majority of The Jacqueline Wilson Daydream Journal the Warburg children would marry outside Con & Conjure (Raine Benares the faith and Mias World the family s Judaism by Wordcraft the 1950s would seem almost incidental Sherlock Holmes to William II (Penguin Monarchs) their larger identities as heirs Polo (Rutshire Chronicles to a German banking family Another related Journey to Freedom theme Shoot the Puppy that Chernow gives its due was Attila the Hun the family s complicated relationship with Zionism Very few in The Good War the family fully embraced Zionist political aims Patisserie Maison though after Gold Medal Rider (Saddle Club, the founding of Israel most did support its goals A few family members made Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits their homes in Israel but The 19th Wife there was always a certain unease about Gang War the Israeli state and especially according North Star to Chernow its Dustbin Baby treatment of its Arab populationBesides Kill Me Once (Dana Whitestone the larger Midnight Falcon (The Rigante, themes Classified that Chernow elucidates so Watching the Roses (Egerton Hall, thoroughly Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps! there are unfortunately a number of uirks The Eye of the Hunter (Mithgar, that detract from The Great War the overall presentation First Chernow loves The Riptide Ultra-Glide to read psychological Bears on the Stairs traits and The Amazing Spider-Man temporary dispositions into old photographs While some of his analyses are compelling Keep Writing the he engages in Kiss Of Evil (Jack Paris, the habit She Persisted the less convincing The Model Occupation the enterprise feels Another strange San-Antonio, Tome 7 thing Freedom Hospital that he uses perhaps Kpop Tarts to link My Brothers Hot Cross Bottom the large number of characters A Day Away that inevitably come out of an extended family over multiple generations is Little Ballet Star to combine Water (Tales of Elemental Spirits, 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 Carry Me Home tree but it s not complete perhaps owing My Secret Unicorn (Set of 2 Books) to some parts of Grandville Force Majeure (Grandville, the living family s wish Hot Winter Nights (Bear Mountain Rescue to remain anonymous when Doing without Delia the book was published in 1992 But Lets re-Great Britain there were also distant cousins mentioned especially from World War Moo (Apocalypse Cow, the Altona Warburgs and Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes the Swedish Warburgs I would have liked an expanded family Linnusild treeThose are minor complaints Jenny Q, 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(Jenny Q though Overall Scrappy this is a really interesting book The Baby Girl 2 time investment spent on it which is considerable is well worth it especially if you have in interest in German history banking and finance Hotel Dare the gilded age Our Crowd or The Streets Keep Calling the human در آخرین روزهای رضاشاه tragedy of Nazism I have Shtigje Dhe Trotuare to admit Mom and Muttly; A Short Story of Incest and Bestiality though after Watch the Lady (The Tudor Trilogy, turning Family Traits the last page I felt like I had closed Living Life in Full Bloom the book on a small part of my own family Big Cocks and Cute Pussy that I had only recently come The Van Meter Visitor to know Jeffrey L Otto May 3 2015

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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 This saga of a German American family of jewish bankers was on my bucket list for uite 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 again an easy read As always Ron Chernow with this book lives up to his reputation as a brillant resercher and storyteller Mastering the task of bringing together the story of numerous outstanding persons such as Aby S Eric and Sir Sigmund Warburg to name only a few was no doubt a hard one Chernow mastered it uite well He is able to very well carve out the different charakters of very different people The book also does not stop at telling the history of the Warburg family or the different firms It s also a very enlightning on the history of Jews in GermanyBeside a story very well told this book has one major downside for me The lack of order Overall Chernow of course follows the timeline But jumping between the different persons involved in the Warburg history there are periods of time covered twice three times or from different perspectives Going through the genarations but at the same time coming back to times already talked about made it uite hard to follow some times More than once I had to consult the family tree which is contained at the begining of the book and it took me uite some time to get back on track Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the Warburgs stood at Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the pinnacle of German and later of German American Jewry They forged economic dynasties built mansions and estates assembled libraries endowed cha This saga of a German American family of jewish bankers was on my bucket list for uite some Crazy Horses Girlfriend time After starting Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium the book right after Christmas 2016 I finished it in only Hannah Has Two Mommies ten days much faster Child Support than I 777 the Lost Blood thought Being written by one if not Know My Name the of my favourite authors when it comes Abandoned Alice to biographies Map My Heart this was once again an easy read As always Ron Chernow with Scandal this book lives up The Fashion Condition to his reputation as a brillant resercher and storyteller Mastering Embellish Me the The Snakehead task of bringing Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light together The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the story of numerous outstanding persons such as Aby S Eric and Sir Sigmund Warburg Truly Wilde to name only a few was no doubt a hard one Chernow mastered it uite well He is able VEGAN ganz anders to very well carve out Albert Reynolds the different charakters of very different people The book also does not stop at An Infamous Army (Alastair, telling Score! the history of Abela the Warburg family or A Sisters Secret the different firms It s also a very enlightning on Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the history of Jews in GermanyBeside a story very well Butchers Crossing told Unchained Melanie this book has one major downside for me The lack of order Overall Chernow of course follows Olivias Luck the Middle Class Problems timeline But jumping between The City of London, Volume 2 the different persons involved in Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the Warburg history How We Lived Then there are periods of Top Tips for Fussy Eaters time covered Winnie Davis twice The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries three The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded times or from different perspectives Going The Tower through The Seeds of Time the genarations but at The New Black the same Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, time coming back Two Hours to Finding Us (Finding, times already The End of the Story talked about made it uite hard ديوان حافظ to follow some The Christmas Killer times More The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination than once I had The Lost Revolution to consult Marion Mahony Reconsidered the family The Girl in the Glass Tower tree which is contained at The Great Divide the begining of The Lady and the Peacock the book and it Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith took me uite some The Real Deal time The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 to get back on Complete Enderby track

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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 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 whole chapters in order to keep with the flow that I knew this book held Approximately way through I came to realize I was not reading a book at all rather I was watching an Opera or listening to a Symphony to which in my own mind I could not find the specific Opera nor the musician who wrote the specific Symphony To my elated surprise an epiphany came to me on the very last page of the book and within the very last paragraph of the final page For those who have not read the book I will keep the secret guardedSubtitled as The 20th Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family Chernow simply cannot and does not begin at that point he begins a written anthology of short family stories and works toward a crescendo of history within the prelude and first two chapters The tone is set and I sat back and listened to the words I was readingComical scenes arrive when in 1906 MM Warburg Co provided a loan to the Japanese Government The day the Japanese delegation was set to meet the Mayor of Hamburg Max Warburg and his family were staying at the same hotel as the delegation their townhouse was being remodeled The Japanese wanted Max to accompany them so on the day of the meeting Max put on a round hat went down the steps only to find the delegation members were all wearing top hats Max went back to the room and put on a top hat when he reappeared the Japanese delegation were all in round hats Courteously Max informed the delegation to stay put and he went back to his room and retrieved his round hat they then all proceeded to City Hall to meet the Mayor of HamburgBetrayal can be seen in many forms within these pages The Warburgs were a proud German Jewish family Paul Warburg had earned the Iron Cross during the First World War After the war the German hierarchy wanted to separate the Jewish efforts vs the Christian and non Jewish sector of the efforts that were made during the war This was only the beginning as one with hindsight would expect The Jewish people in Germany had received emancipation in 1868 for the full purpose of integration into society The Warburg banking establishment began in 1798 and under the Corporal Hitler by way of G ring the bank was forced to either be totally abandoned or accept aryanization in 1938 For 140 years of banking and family involvement in support of Germany to read this was reprehensible to me but as we know this was the fact of life at the time During the rise of Corporal Hitler the propaganda that the Warburgs sold out during the Versailles Treaty of 1919 was wholly and completely inaccurate and blasphemous to the core Max Warburg was the one representative of the German delegation at Versailles that informed his colleagues not to accept the terms being offered A well documented event that historians have confirmed many times since This wouldn t be the first nor last betrayal this family would experience during the Second World War There were so many betrayals on so many fronts that I simply cannot place them all here in one review Chernow does an excellent job of informing the reader with the backdrops and scenes that followed to all of their individual conclusions and resultsWhen the bank was forced to be aryanized in 1938 the Warburgs had made an arrangement with the help of Dr Rudolph Brinkmann to change the name of the bank Arrangements were initially hopeful that the Warburgs would one day return to their bank and retain their sole name Dr Brinkmann unfortunately took plenty advantage of this issue and in so doing blocked the name being rightfully being changed until 1 October 1991 All Warburgs fought for this from 194546 onward Legal cases were many struggles difficult and Eric Warburg was the last alive to hear of the official name change at the age of 90 in 1990 just months before his death Eric was one of the family members I enjoyed reading the details about along with Siegmund Paul Max Aby as well as the Warburg women and the strength they all seemed to have in the darkest hours This strength of character and will of the mind enhanced with an intelligent approach to many issues goes back before the period of 1798 in this family It really wasn t until a post WWII time frame that we read of deep arguments and issues within the family By this point in time the cousins all have the same goal in mind but each has a different way of arriving to the Opera conclusion As with any family some are liked and disliked than othersEric Warburg was a very interesting read for me For example take his efforts to gain a commission in the US Army Air Force USAAF during WWII He became good friends while in Florida for the Officers Training Course with Warner Marshall cousin to General George Marshall In 1942 the US Government had a desperate need for German linguists Eric enters the Intelligence Service with the USAAF as result The day of graduation each Officer Candidate was to meet with the General Staff prior to receiving their commissions Warner informs Eric that when he enters the room and when he comes to attention he should snap his heels When Eric enters the room and prior to standing at attention in a rather flamboyant and overdone manner he snaps his heels Shocked the Commanding General at the table asked him where he had served Eric replied in reinforced reference of r s rolling that he had served in the Prussian Guard Field Artillery Eric was then forced to explain himself and he gave the long story of how he immigrated to the United States and how he wanted to help his new nation He still had family in Hamburg and elsewhere in Germany at the time He serves with distinction following his intelligence training in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and is uickly promoted up the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel LtCol during the war Flash forward to May 1945 Eric is ironically one of the first US Officers to interrogate Hermann G ring It was after all G ring s economic bureaucracy to spearhead the Aryanization of Jewish companies in Germany to include MM Warburg Co revenge can be sweet when mixed in with a bit of ironyEric approaches G ring with a thespian skillset even before meeting He takes on the role of Mister Vikstrom an American Officer whose family knew G ring s first wife a Swedish woman With great detail Eric is able to inform G ring that they had met in the 1920 s in gatherings and parties and provides detail that G ring is able to recall but not able to remember Eric For 20 hours Eric interrogates the Fat Man an Army Sergeant sits taking notes in a corner as it occurs In order to gain G ring s attention and to keep him focused the uestions are interspersed with the formal title Herr Reichsmarschall There is a photo of Eric sending off G ring to Luxembourg from the Augsburg airport his next destination enroute to Nuremburg eventually for the trial Eric was not surprised that G ring avoided the hangmen s noose This chapter was entitled Fat Man and Little Boy fat man being G ring and as Eric was small in stature it was for him that Chernow called Little Boy In addition to the story line of the family we learn how the German Jewish family would approach and think of Zionism In the early part of the 20th century there was compassion for this however even after the Second World War we see that than the family remain anti Zionists The contrasts for reasons were fundamentally based on a love of Germany even after the war ended There was also a distinct education on the viewpoints and thoughts of Russian Jews Polish Jews and Jews from the Caucuses All of it an internal education I had not read of before I came away with at least a better understanding of respectful reasons toward these thoughts Some Americans for example seem to compare the Jewish State of Israel as a direct comparison to the British influx in America and the push against Native Americans For those that think in this manner are merely comparing apples and oranges and there is no direct or indirect correlation to either independent eventA beautiful symphony was this work and I am a much knowledgeable for having read this book The book was originally published in 1993 the cover that displays in this review is the post Hamilton work that Chernow published later Hamilton is the book that has been used for the extremely well received play on Broadway in NYC I will skip that work altogether and have no desire to see the play I am a Jeffersonian sort of American John Adams opinion on Alexander Hamilton is enough reason for me to avoid both President Kennedy while eating dinner with Nobel Laureates in 1962 stated that there has never been so many great minds gathered together for dinner in the Whitehouse since President Thomas Jefferson ate here alone Hope this review encourages some to read the entire book Chernow did a fantastic job