The Rothschilds

The Rothschilds Virginia Cowles
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  • The Rothschilds Virginia Cowles The Rothschilds Perhaps no other name in history can so truly encapsulate the phrase rags to riches as Rothschild does In the late eighteenth century it was a gentle astute Jew born in a Frankfurt ghetto Mayer Ams
    Perhaps no other name in history can so truly encapsulate the phrase rags to riches as Rothschild does In the late eighteenth century, it was a gentle, astute Jew born in a Frankfurt ghetto, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, whose interest in old coins and canny investments would set the family on the path to becoming one of the most powerful dynasties of Europe Ennobled by thPerhaps no other name in history can so truly encapsulate the phrase rags to riches as Rothschild does In the late eighteenth century, it was a gentle, astute Jew born in a Frankfurt ghetto, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, whose interest in old coins and canny investments would set the family on the path to becoming one of the most powerful dynasties of Europe Ennobled by the Austrian Emperor, soon the Rothschild name would become a household name Kings and princes, generals and businessmen, whether their move was political or economic, in a time of war or a time of peace, the controlling force behind them would be the Rothschild family Dazzlingly rich, the energetic, brilliant and downright extraordinary members of the Rothschild family were the force responsible for innovations in banking throughout the nineteenth century Times have changed and dynasties crumbled, but this marvelously rich history tells how the Rothschilds always endure.
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    About Virginia Cowles


    1. Harriet Virginia Spencer Cowles OBE was a noted American journalist, biographer, and travel writer During her long career, Cowles went from covering fashion, to covering the Spanish Civil War, the turbulent period in Europe leading up to World War II, and the entire war Her service as a correspondent was recognized by the British government with an Order of the British Empire OBE in 1947 After the war, she published a number of critically acclaimed biographies of historical figures In 1983, while traveling with her husband in France, she was killed in an automobile accident near Biarritz.


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    1. This is a workmanlike biography of a family the Rothschilds, whose financial accomplishments were extraordinary for the time The book is functionally written, not elegantly so But the information and detail makes this a fine work Regrettably, the book was published some time ago It would be nice to see where the family is today But that is a mere cavil.The tale begins many years ago, in Hamburg Germany, as Mayer Amschel Rothschild, living in a Jewish ghetto, began his business career in a modest [...]

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    2. Suffering with complete ignorance of the Rothschilds and mild curiosity about them, I picked this one to learn And I did.The original patriarch, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, started the family business of banking in Frankfurt in the 1760 s His sons and grandsons proliferated the bank s branches to include London, Paris, Naples, and Vienna, where they became the leading banking houses in each location but always operated as a family unit In the process, they became the source of the excuse for racis [...]

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    3. There are no poor Rothschilds, only Rothschilds who are richer than other Rothschilds When you re in the right place at the right time, and you make your money by being indispensable to friends in high places without attempting to compete with them This is a family of staggering achievement and immense influence The story of the development of the Rothschild merchant bank from arising in the late 1700s is really quite amazing, and so many of the pivotal moments of the last two hundred years of E [...]

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    4. The Rothschilds A Family of Fortune readwithstyle.wordpress 20Like every wealthy and old family the Rothschilds are surrounded by numerous rumors and unconfirmed stories From the idea that they control the world through their vast wealth still not proven to the story that they knew the outcome of the Waterloo battle before the British Government true they are one of the most hated and admired families alive Back in the 18th century an uneducated Jew of the name of Mayer Rothschild living in the [...]

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    5. The info is new to me and interesting enough as interesting as a history of Europe and Israel in the last two centuries can be, when told from the perspective of bankers.However, the writing is poor, the organization is sloppy and achronological, and the last chapter is basically the equivalent of a Vogue profile.

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    6. I had started reading The House of Morgans and decided to finish this one instead I thought the rise of the Rothchilds will be exciting to read and also it happened at an earlier time than the Morgans The first half of the book was interesting but the second half was quite a drag The author seemed to be a bit biased towards the family.

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    7. Being published 44 years ago, it a wildly out of date Interesting though to find out how the European banking dynasty started and how they spread over Europe A bit dry in places and a family tree would have helped as there were so many of them.

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    8. The amount of research that went into this book is truly staggering.Not everyone will enjoy The Rothschilds but for those of us with an interest in finance and history, it is a gem It is not an easy read largely because of the Rothschilds rules about not marrying outside of the family One reviewer commented that it would have been easier to read had there been a family tree There might be some truth in that but with cousins repeatedly marrying cousins you would have needed a skilled drafts perso [...]

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    9. A very pedestrian and really quite uninspired biography of the Rothschilds The facts are all there, and the research has obviously been painstaking and thorough, but none of the family come alive and in fact I found it hard to really distinguish one from another The author seems to think they are all equally praiseworthy And although I am well aware that the Rothschilds are famous for their financial skills, reading about each and every deal they have ever made became increasingly tedious I lear [...]

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    10. Hmmmm 3 or 4 stars Although choppy and written rather haphazardly it is definitely informative if you know nothing about the Rothschilds Sweeping a large time frame it is a quick read that gives a birds eye view of the family and their rise in European history It will lay to rest some of the conspiracies that so many choose to believe and yet surprise you with others that you may not of known.Being Jewish in this time frame was restrictive and I found it astounding how, when banding together, th [...]

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    11. This is an interesting and excellent book for people who like biography The history of the Rothschild family from ghetto poverty to untold riches is fascinating most interesting of all is the family s cohesion and its philanthropy This wasn t a family that clung to its riches Despite being Jewish the family flourished and grew with great integrity through the two world wars, saving and providing for many lives Dr Denise A Nisbet

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    12. Cannot remember if I read this one before or a different book about the Rothschilds Gossipy and a little bit magazine portrait y all the R men married beautiful women who were wonderful hostesses not much said about the R women, who were forbidden to work in the banks but interesting, both about the family and the history of the times and how they made money going and coming.

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    13. Interesting and tediousThe early prior before 1865 I found interesting, almost fascinating After that, it devolved into a fawning recounting of marriages and births Some will find this engaging, I did not.

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    14. An interesting look at a family with global recognition An interesting study of the origins of the Rothschild financial business and the banking empire created in the 19th centrist that wanders a bit as it progresses into anecdotes about the family over the later generations.

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    15. Considering how fascinating the story of theRothschilds is, their incredible rise to financial domination in England, France, Germany, Austria and Italy, this book bogs down in the most boring ways.

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    16. I enjoyed this book mainly because the Rothschilds have long interested me with their family and their wealth What an historic book and a hell of a family tree I m glad I read it and now know than I ever did before.

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    17. A good readInterested but slow read about a family that I assumed was controlling the financial structure of many western countries Not exactly true in modern times but their influence greatly affected history in many parts of the western world Worth your time if interested.

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    18. TediousI looked forward to learning about this remarkable family but found the book focused too much on business and very little on the family members.

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    19. Fascinating Remarkable storied tale of this family never underestimate the strength of one stick to the bundle Real culture changers.

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    20. InformativeVery long read if you can t stay concentrated This is like a history lesson would be Kind of like a classroom setting.

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    21. An interesting family and rich history but dry reading The first half was much better and easier to read than the second half.

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    22. Good readGood read, thorough information and research on the family and events that have shaped them over the centuries Well done.

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    23. Exquisite Informative, compelling and inspiring reading Why A family that exhibits the meaning of sticking together and never giving up.James Smart

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    24. This book gives a good perspective of how incredibly rich this family was and what power they had over the world s finances Almost a monopoly in some since I found it interesting up until it talked about the modern part of the family.

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    25. Lots of details and fairly interesting but falls apart towards the end.

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    26. Solid and Without the ConspiraciesThe writing here is solid and factual Many of the stories of this famous banking family focus on the sensational and conspiratorial By simply telling the history, we get a picture of brilliant people working hard to better the family and the rewards it brought The writer s style contains very few sensational elements, so it doesn t necessarily get the blood pumping However, it s consistently interesting enough to keep the reader in the tale.

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    27. The RothschildsAn fascinating insight into the history of a family which had shown such enterprise and originality in their success as bankers and the strength they gained through the family traits of energy, hard work and family solidarity I read this book on kindle and found it a bit difficult to keep track of the generations I would have appreciated being able to refer to a family tree The book is well written and very well researched.

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    28. I ve heard the name Rothschilds in various contexts but never knew much about the family and found them fascinating I feel like everyone should know about this family because besides accumulating a vast fortune and changing the way international banking worked, they also influenced the tides of history and broke down huge barriers for Jewish people the world over.

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    29. Most Enlightening BiographyThis book, now slightly dated, reveals the fascinating history of one of Europe s and Britain s most powerful and wealthy families Traced from their humble beginnings through the early 1970 s, anyone interested in European history will find the book impossible to put down Highly recommended.

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    30. I received this book from net galley and believed it to be a newly written book It was written in 1973 so is now out of date However an interesting biography of one of the greatest banking families in the world Easy to read too A family tree would have helped unravel some of the relationships though.

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