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on 28 March 2015
arrived promptly and as described.
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on 14 May 1999
I thought this book did a wonderful job of describing the people behind the names, money, and power of these families. It provided a detailed, colorful history of how the founding family members came to this country; the trials and tribulations they encountered along the way; and how they overcame all of these things on their way to achieving thier ultimate financial and social status. The story of these families personifies the American dream - That a strong will, intelligence, and hard work are the keys to success. In addition, the book sheds light on the social, class, and religous biases that were perpetuated by the success of these families, biases that remain in place today within the Jewish community.
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on 11 July 1999
This is an excellent book -- no doubt about it. Mr. Birmingham is in command of his facts. But there are just too many asides in here about shocks, struts and motor oil. Car lovers can read many other books -- this one should have stuck to the subject of Jews in America. But overall, it's a good book
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