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Publisher Description

In this short biography of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), historian and journalist Amos Elon describes how the founder of the Rothschild dynasty started out by dealing in rare coins and traveling across Germany while still confined, as a Frankfurt Jew, to its Judengasse. Assisted by his five skilled sons, Rothschild subsequently built up a fortune by helping manage the investments of the Landgrave of Hesse, circumventing Napoleon’s blockade of England and funding Napoleon’s eventual defeat.


“This slim, charming volume is actually a biographical essay, yet it succeeds in snatching its elusive subject from oblivion.” — Ron Chernow, The New York Times


“This is a fascinating story.” — The New York Review of Books


“A memorable first biography of a near-mythical founding father.” — Publishers Weekly


“A thoroughly researched, fascinating, and altogether exemplary biography.” — Kirkus Reviews


“Amos Elon’s portrait of the man who fathered a dynasty makes fascinating reading for anyone even mildly interested in money and power and their effects on history. Founder is a rich and colorful examination of [Meyer Amschel Rothschild]” — Morley Safer


“Elon’s book... is a thoroughly researched and absorbing biography.” — St. Louis Jewish Light


“A biography that’s a must read for today’s entrepreneurs.” — Houston Chronicle

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
August 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Plunkett Lake Press
SELLER
Plunkett Lake Press
SIZE
14.5
MB

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