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The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848 [Paperback]

Niall Ferguson
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25 Nov 1999
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 network, 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 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.

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (25 Nov 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140240845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140240849
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.3 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World and The Ascent of Money. He also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world.

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Niall Ferguson is Professor of International History at Harvard University, Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Banking: Some things never change 3 May 2014
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I found this book absolutely fascinating although it really is for people very interested in financial history. It's not a light read.

There were a lot of lessons but as I read the quotes from the bankers two centuries ago I thought nothing has changed. My favourite bit is when they are selling governments bonds from European peripheral countries and deriding their customers for being stupid enough to buy them! The quotes could have been taken from an investment bankers email last year.

Even the public criticism of the bankers for their bonuses and huge wealth are exactly the same as today (although minus the anti-Semitism).
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 28 Oct 2013
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this was a very inspirational piece of literature. Very well written and filled with many practical examples.
Will highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a job well done 31 Dec 2009
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If it is conspiracy theory you are after look elsewhere. If however you want an incredibly well researched book on the House of Rothschild and the periods of history they span then this is a good intelligent read. Ferguson is an historian at the top of his game and he produces the goods here. My only criticism is that I would have liked a bit more juicy gossip and it is very long. However in fairness it is also a huge subject and I don't think it would have been possible to cover it in less pages and Ferguson does history not Hello Magazine
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