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Work which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest statesmen of the age And he tells a family saga tracing the importance of unity and the profound role of Judaism in the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the Frankfurt ghetto and later used The House of Rothschild is a hefty tome covering 200 years and several generations of this family It is published in two volumes each about 650 pages long in small 6 point type In hard cover each one ualifies as a kitten crusher together they could harm a small ponySince they were published as a set I will be writing a common reviewThe author is Niall Ferguson an unrepentant booster of monetary systems and capitalism You may remember him from the PBS series The Ascent of Money A Financial History of the World or Civilization The West and the Rest both of which are also books Also broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK He is a historian and currently is a Professor of History at Harvard University and holds other postingsI ve watched the aforementioned series and thought he was interesting enough to look up his earlier worksBecause he is a historian and took that approach while researching and writing this history there are tons of notes on the source material Each volume has at least 100 pages of end notes detailing these sources and there are copious uotations both in brief phrases as well as longer passages throughout the books Those hungry for details and justification of the author s observations and comments will not go away disappointedI don t intend to provide extension observations about each of these volumes To do each one justice would reuire much time than I can devote to the task The author himself wrote that the creation of this history was much longer than planned for I am not surprised given the wealth of materialFor those who want a uick answer these books are excellent As much as it seemed a slog at points I was caught up in the details of the family their businesses and their worlds As I neared the end of volume 2 I spoke about them to a colleague who is now inflamed with a desire to read these books I can t imagine anyone doing a better job with the material One thing that he does a lot of is debunk contemporary and current myths about the familyFour and one half 45 Stars rounded down to 40 for GoodreadsThe House of Rothschild Money s Prophets 1798 1848Theirs is a rags to riches story The Jewish Ghetto of Frankfurt was one of the most repressive in Western or Central Europe Begun in the 12th century it had not changed much in the 18th the laws controlling the lives and livelihoods of Jews were very strict and repressive The man who is considered the founder of the famous branch of the family Mayer Amschel Rothschild an Ashkenazi Jew began life as the son of a respectable man but not one of wealth Both of his parents died before his thirteen birthday and after and apprenticeship in Hanover he returned to Frankfurt in1764There he began a business career that made him a respectable if not prosperous man As the years went on he trained his five sons in business and began to establish them in the cities that would house the five branches of the family bank Frankfurt Amschel London Nathan Naples Carl Vienna Solomon and Paris JamesAs the history of Europe unfolded around them the family was able to conduct business between countries and even warring states their primary business during this period was lending to governments or rulers Changes in the balance of power and rulership began to liberalize the laws in many countries although the German states remained behind other England was by far the most liberal at this timeIn setting up the branches and overseeing its operation the father stressed cooperation and unity over all else He also planned for the future of the family and designed a scheme whereby the firm s capital would remain with the family and not diluted as new generations arose Only male descendents were eligible to be partners Daughters while given generous gifts and dowries were excluded as were their husbands Further in order to remain concentrated family members began marrying within the family For example the youngest son James married the daughter of his oldest brother The 3rd generation had many cousin marriages It was the family s great good fortune that they did not carry any recessive genes Such marriages continued into the 4th and 5th generationsThe family remained Jewish in faith and race They may not have been the most devout buy they did observe the rules and laws and did not convert like many others eg Benjamin Disraeli s family When one of Nathan s daughters did convert to marry she was shunned by almost everyone including her own mother They were seen as exemplars of successful Jews who also cared about their co religionists speaking out for tolerance and donating to community needs and causesHaving survived the turmoil of the French Revolution and Napoleon the family became involved in new markets Although the English bank N M Rothschild Sons was less active but they founded an insurance company James de Rothschild Fr res was convinced that railroads and their government subsidies were excellent investments His vision caused the consolidation and merger of small lines his and his competitors into major transportation networks They also became involved in metals mining and refining initially as security for loans to unstable economiesDespite the turmoil of these years the family s wealth grew and when Nathan died in 1836 his fortune was easily twice and possibly as much as five times that of the next wealthiest man in England in the 1830s 50s thus making him the wealthiest man in the world by far At his death brother James became the leading figure in the family until shortly before his own death in 1868The House of Rothschild The World s Banker 1849 1999In this second volume the author gives us in detail the history of the family until about 1918 For the period thereafter he provides summary than before some of which is recounted as oral conversations instead of archived source material For the years after World War II an epilogue covers the effects of their losses due to seizure and nationalization during the war years and the transformation of the remaining branches of the business into the current modern forms including the revival of a Frankfurt officeIn the years before the end of the 19th Century the family business continues to grow in size and in diversity They invest in additional transportation railways and take interests in mines in the New World including Rino Tinto a leading mining and exploration company then and now They also handle much of the gold supply coming into England They had built much of their business in Vol 1 on gold bullion gold coinage and other metals eg silver They had even taken over a refinery from the Bank of England to control purity and retain of the profitsAlth0ugh they had occasional setbacks and better competitors their relationships with policy makers and rulers their courier system and news sources and their use by others as a back channel for diplomacy kept them well informed Their financial acumen and experience and ability to ship money between the houses made them very hard to beat As their clients grew and despite limited success in the USA they truly were the World s Banker for some 15 20 yearsAlthough an Austrian Emperor had elevated the brothers hence the von or de designation the English branch Nathan had not used the title His son Lionel although elected to the House of Commons in 1847 he was unable to be seated there was a Christian oath reuired After numerous re elections he was finally seated in 1858 as the first Jewish MP Disraeli did not count having taken the standard oath Although proposed ueen Victoria refused to elevate him to a peerage In 1885 she made Lionel s son Nathan Mayer of a full time politician than his father the first Jewish member of the House of LordsIn the second generation most of the family s wealth was spent carefully Property investments were selected partly for comfort but also for business either client relations banking or as money earning investments In the third and later generations and James as he lived into these later years they began to buy and create grander and grander estates At this time they also acuired many of the works of art that were lost in the confiscations of WWII Nathan s son Nathaniel who went and stayed in France bought the vineyard today known as Mouton Rothschild in 1853 Before the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux Fifteen years later Uncle James bought the much larger Chateau Lafite Lafite RothschildBy the 4th and 5th generations the Partners were spending fewer hours in the counting room offices and competitors were cutting into their traditional business Different kinds of bank which raised funds via shares sold to investors rather than retained family capital were able to address old and new markets These banks at least some of them also took on deposits which the Rothschilds typically did very little of By the onset of the First World War although still a viable and profitable business they were no longer at the core of European banking At this same time American powerhouse banks like Morgan Sons were beginning to finance the European countries needs Investments that proved exceptional included further South African gold mines and shares in the Diamond Cartel know as De BeersAnd while not everyone in the family may have been financially astute or even keen on making it their career they became like many other late VictorianEdwardian era gentlemen botanists naturalists and other forms of scientists with many writing learned papers on their subjectIn 1919 as war time restrictions were relaxed or lifted including that of gold export from the UK N M Rothschild became the intermediary between the bullion market and the Bank of England Thus on September 12 1919 the first fix the world market price for gold was set at 11 AM by an auction This has continued except during WWII to the present day with prices set now at 11 AM and 3 PM Who knew One reason for this arrangement was that the South African mines supplied about half the world s supply at this timeThere are as many interesting facts in this volume as in the first Since the end of the 40s the family has suffered some setbacks such as nationalization of assets at low valuations and internal strife But as the end of the 20th Century approached there was revitalization as both the banks structures and the Partners changed Today the Rothschilds are still a wealthy family of bankers but they also have non family partners and raise money like many other investment banks or hedge funds They still retain many of the traditional assets like the vineyards but have branched out in to all areas of finance and the economy They even own Club Med Meu Pé de Laranja Lima it access to and La primera reina tolteca influence over many of the greatest statesmen of the age And he tells a family saga tracing the Cicatrice the sirius t.2 importance of unity and the profound role of Judaism Disaster and Resistance in the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the Frankfurt ghetto and later used The House of Rothschild Continental Contract (The Executioner, is a hefty tome covering 200 years and several generations of this family It Stories Of My Creation is published Fated (Baals Heart, in two volumes each about 650 pages long Alinka - Unikurkialan tarinoita in small 6 point type In hard cover each one ualifies as a kitten crusher together they could harm a small ponySince they were published as a set I will be writing a common reviewThe author Vitez zatočnik (Miloš Obilić, is Niall Ferguson an unrepentant booster of monetary systems and capitalism You may remember him from the PBS series The Ascent of Money A Financial History of the World or Civilization The West and the Rest both of which are also books Also broadcast on Channel 4 Space, Time, and Spacetime in the UK He La batalla por los puentes: Arnhem 1944. La última victoria alemana en la segunda guerra mundial is a historian and currently The Dante Chamber (The Dante Club is a Professor of History at Harvard University and holds other postingsI ve watched the aforementioned series and thought he was Het ijzige Land (De Grijze Jager, interesting enough to look up his earlier worksBecause he El collar del tigre. Psicochamanismo y vida is a historian and took that approach while researching and writing this history there are tons of notes on the source material Each volume has at least 100 pages of end notes detailing these sources and there are copious uotations both L'Invocateur - Livre III - Mage-Guerrier (French Edition) in brief phrases as well as longer passages throughout the books Those hungry for details and justification of the author s observations and comments will not go away disappointedI don t Proudhon, Marx, Picasso intend to provide extension observations about each of these volumes To do each one justice would reuire much time than I can devote to the task The author himself wrote that the creation of this history was much longer than planned for I am not surprised given the wealth of materialFor those who want a uick answer these books are excellent As much as Agendabloc 2019 Spécial Pédagogie positive: Tout pour se simplifier la vie ! it seemed a slog at points I was caught up Inodoro Pereyra 25 (Inodoro Pereyra, in the details of the family their businesses and their worlds As I neared the end of volume 2 I spoke about them to a colleague who La conspiracion idiota is now Clan and Conviction (Clan Beginnings, inflamed with a desire to read these books I can t Dangerously Funny imagine anyone doing a better job with the material One thing that he does a lot of The Broken Sword is debunk contemporary and current myths about the familyFour and one half 45 Stars rounded down to 40 for GoodreadsThe House of Rothschild Money s Prophets 1798 1848Theirs Workout (Management 3.0) is a rags to riches story The Jewish Ghetto of Frankfurt was one of the most repressive GEOGRAFIA E HISTORIA MADRID SERIE DESCUBRE 1 ESO SABER HACER - 9788468019048 in Western or Central Europe Begun Guided Meditation for Beginners in the 12th century Glendaria Awakens Trilogy it had not changed much Archiving Digital Photographs on Linux in the 18th the laws controlling the lives and livelihoods of Jews were very strict and repressive The man who Something Rotten (Thursday Next is considered the founder of the famous branch of the family Mayer Amschel Rothschild an Ashkenazi Jew began life as the son of a respectable man but not one of wealth Both of his parents died before his thirteen birthday and after and apprenticeship Male Order in Hanover he returned to Frankfurt White Gold in1764There he began a business career that made him a respectable Anatomía & Tai Chi: Edición en color (Spanish Edition) if not prosperous man As the years went on he trained his five sons On Strike Against God in business and began to establish them Tipbook - Violin and Viola in the cities that would house the five branches of the family bank Frankfurt Amschel London Nathan Naples Carl Vienna Solomon and Paris JamesAs the history of Europe unfolded around them the family was able to conduct business between countries and even warring states their primary business during this period was lending to governments or rulers Changes Programación avanzada en JAVA in the balance of power and rulership began to liberalize the laws Classical Music for Children in many countries although the German states remained behind other England was by far the most liberal at this timeIn setting up the branches and overseeing Loving Brecht its operation the father stressed cooperation and unity over all else He also planned for the future of the family and designed a scheme whereby the firm s capital would remain with the family and not diluted as new generations arose Only male descendents were eligible to be partners Daughters while given generous gifts and dowries were excluded as were their husbands Further Pepe Gotera y Otilio. Chapuzas a domicilio in order to remain concentrated family members began marrying within the family For example the youngest son James married the daughter of his oldest brother The 3rd generation had many cousin marriages It was the family s great good fortune that they did not carry any recessive genes Such marriages continued Beast-Demon Gangbang into the 4th and 5th generationsThe family remained Jewish Topolino Noir in faith and race They may not have been the most devout buy they did observe the rules and laws and did not convert like many others eg Benjamin Disraeli s family When one of Nathan s daughters did convert to marry she was shunned by almost everyone New Sales. Simplified. including her own mother They were seen as exemplars of successful Jews who also cared about their co religionists speaking out for tolerance and donating to community needs and causesHaving survived the turmoil of the French Revolution and Napoleon the family became The Bag Im In involved Paroles Immortelles (Vachanamrut) in new markets Although the English bank N M Rothschild Sons was less active but they founded an Certain Dark Things (Alex & CJ, insurance company James de Rothschild Fr res was convinced that railroads and their government subsidies were excellent Nirvana Revealed investments His vision caused the consolidation and merger of small lines his and his competitors Metropolis into major transportation networks They also became Back to the Lab involved Het schrikkelspook in metals mining and refining Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings initially as security for loans to unstable economiesDespite the turmoil of these years the family s wealth grew and when Nathan died Rester vivant et autres textes in 1836 his fortune was easily twice and possibly as much as five times that of the next wealthiest man Unscripted (The Scripted Series, in England Perfectly Scripted (The Scripted Series, in the 1830s 50s thus making him the wealthiest man Union League Movement in the Deep South in the world by far At his death brother James became the leading figure The Fashion Startup Guide in the family until shortly before his own death La Trenza (Narrativa) in 1868The House of Rothschild The World s Banker 1849 1999In this second volume the author gives us Hoosier Daddy in detail the history of the family until about 1918 For the period thereafter he provides summary than before some of which Pirates of Spanish Main is recounted as oral conversations The Golden One (LucasFilms Alien Chronicles, instead of archived source material For the years after World War II an epilogue covers the effects of their losses due to seizure and nationalization during the war years and the transformation of the remaining branches of the business El canto del bandoneón into the current modern forms ¡Sé irresistible-mente feliz! including the revival of a Frankfurt officeIn the years before the end of the 19th Century the family business continues to grow La ira del Fénix (Xavi Masip, in size and The German Way of War in diversity They Stuffed invest Barbary Slavemaster in additional transportation railways and take ¿Soy pequeña?: Un cuento ilustrado de Philipp Winterberg y Nadja Wichmann interests Trayis (VLG, in mines The Domination of Diana (Inferno Connection, in the New World Sexo Sentido III including Rino Tinto a leading mining and exploration company then and now They also handle much of the gold supply coming El Jarama into England They had built much of their business Katherine (Hearts and Dreams, in Vol 1 on gold bullion gold coinage and other metals eg silver They had even taken over a refinery from the Bank of England to control purity and retain of the profitsAlth0ugh they had occasional setbacks and better competitors their relationships with policy makers and rulers their courier system and news sources and their use by others as a back channel for diplomacy kept them well Hay Chicos Malos. 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Its influence to assist oppressed Jews throughout Europe A definitive work of impeccable scholarship with a thoroughly engaging narrative 'The House of Rothschild' is a biography of the rarest kind in which mysterious and fascinating historical figures finally spring to life This is a sprawling fascinating deep and finally difficult work of history one that offers an original glance at the 19th century through the eyes of the family that financed much of itFerguson shows convincingly how a family of Frankfurt antiue dealers ascended the hierarchy of finance during the Napoleanic wars to become the richest individuals in history Thanks to Mayer Amschel s five sons scattered across Europe in London Paris Frankfurt Naples and Vienna and their family creed of Concordia the Rothshcilds were able to trade bills bullion and subsidies across the continent for both the French and importantly the allies who needed funds for their scattered campaigns In the post bellum period alliances with such nabobs as the British Treasury member John Charles Herries and infamous reactionary Austrian diplomat Prince Metternich both of whom the Rothschild offered rich personal subventions allowed them to dominate the world of government bonds and thus dictate many government policies especially those regarding war and peaceWhile many contemporaries noted the irony of Jewish bankers being the main prop for the the Holy Alliance of Catholic monarchies in the East and the Protestant ones in the West Ferguson shows that in fact if the Rothschild s had a bias towards anything it was towards peace an expensive and armed peace they preferred but peace nonetheless They often also used their clout to demand increased rights for Jews and sometimes even parliamentry democracy which they thought stabilized investments Perhaps the best part of the book is showing the Rothschild s participation in the tangled webs of international diplomacy at the time where ideologies were attached to regimes and countries like in few later periods Liberals tended to support French and Belgian claims in any circumstances while reactionaries supported Austria and Prussia and domestic politics often involved playing off different nations as much as different policies On the whole the Rothschild worked across these ideological lines but they turned Whig and liberal as time went onOf course Ferguson demolishes many of the myths that have surrounded the Rothschilds since their ascent much of which emerged from scurrilous anti Semitic tracts for instance Nathan Rothschild didn t make his fortune buying bonds when he heard first the information about Waterloo in fact he had large contracts out to supply the army that peace at least at this point threatened to cancel Still Ferguson wonderfully explains how the family s Jewish identify helped them succeed and at the same time kept them out of the top realms of power Still their desire for a removal from the Christian world often lead to a stunning 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In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable elusive Rothschild family Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political net I read this book before Niall Ferguson became the favourite historian of Neoliberalism This was a deadly boring book His style was then he did that and then did the other etc etc It seemingly avoided all but a cursory examination of the family s Jewishness and what it meant to be a Jewish financier in Central Europe He is the most highly overrated living historian in the English speaking world


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    Niall Ferguson is a preeminent historian This was his first book that helped build his reputation as a meticulous researcher This is a scholar

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    What if someone wrote a book claiming that the development of modern capitalism was the product of a secretive and inbred family of Jews for half a century the wealthiest men alive the bankers to every major European monarch who gained their fortune as war profiteers in the age of Napoloeon and went on to contr

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    I read this book before Niall Ferguson became the favourite historian of Neoliberalism This was a deadly boring book His style was 't

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    Tedious in the extreme Should come packaged with a machete because you have to hack your way through it

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    If you like me groan loudly at shows and cultural items that glorify European nobility from Pierre in War and Peace to all the Victorian moviesshows where every male actor looks like Eddie Redmayne then the story of Rothschilds will be deeply satisfying Niall Ferguson is a fantastic writer but if I may riff for a secondNathaniel Rothschild is Kanye West To the European nobles he did business with He knows you don't like him he sees you c

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    The House of Rothschild is a hefty tome covering 200 years and several generations of this family It is published in two volumes each about 650 pages long in small 6 point type In hard cover each one ualifies as a kitten crusher; together they could harm a small ponySince they were published as a set I will be writing a common reviewThe author is Niall Ferguson an unrepentant booster of monetary systems and capitalism You may reme

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    This is a sprawling fascinating deep and finally difficult work of history one that offers an original glance at the 19th century through the eyes of the family that financed much of itFerguson shows convincingly how a family of Frankfurt antiue dealers ascended the hierarchy of finance during the Napoleanic wars to becom

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    Always wanted to know about the Rothschilds and it was a Kindle deal But I give up 30% This is a HIGHLY scholarly book this is not for

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    An amazing account of how one family defied social stigmas and broke through the proverbial glass ceiling to become the premiere banking family of the world Ferguson does a masterful job of explaining in excruciating detail just how

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    I was interested to learn about the beginnings and financial emergence of the Rothschilds The Red Shield dynasty I wasn't so interested in the day to day trifles; there was too much I went on to other books to learn about the workings of finance and the European banking dynasties Niall Ferguson is an expert on economy and I have lea

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