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Plutocrats By George Ireland

Plutocrats by George Ireland

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Summary

The first intimate biography of the Rothschild brothers - nineteenth-century Europe's richest and most fascinating family

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Plutocrats by George Ireland

When the German-Jewish Rothschild family founded a chain of banks in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Vienna and Naples, it made them the world's richest in the 19th century. Lionel, Anthony, Nathaniel and Mayer were the first British-born members of this incredible family; this is the story of their triumph over prejudice and bigotry to become the first Jews accepted into the upper echelons of English and European society. Numbering among their friends Gladstone, Disraeli, Browning, Tennyson and Dickens, they lived in a style surpassing that of even today's richest. Written with the co-operation of the family and unique access to previously unseen archives, this biography reveals the intimate lives, lifestyles and difficulties of this most fascinating of families whose name remains a byword for wealth.

About George Ireland

George Ireland (b. 1958) acted as a ghost writer for 'A Gilt-Edged Life', the memoirs of Edmund de Rothschild, and has been a principal writer and editor of obituaries for The Daily Telegraph since 1992. Previosly a barrister and private secretary to Robert Maxwell, he was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read History.

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GOR001581678
9780719561535
0719561531
Plutocrats by George Ireland
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Murray Press
2007-01-01
448
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