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Rothschild Derek Wilson

Rothschild By Derek Wilson

Rothschild by Derek Wilson


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An examination of the Rothschild dynasty, founded by Mayer Amschel in 18th-century Frankfurt. The author of "The World Encompassed", "The Circumnavigators" and "The Age of Sir Thomas More" traces the history of the Rothschilds and shows how they accrued vast wealth, power and political influence.

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Rothschild: A Story of Wealth and Power by Derek Wilson

The name Rothschild, for generations synonymous with wealth, sophistication and power, derived from the red shield (rot schild) which adorned the home of the family's founder, Mayer Amschel, in the oppressed and crowded ghetto of 18th-century Frankfurt. At first dependent on the whims of petty princelings, the Rothschilds accrued enormous political influence by backing governments, financing wars and orchestrating complex international deals. Based on anecdote, interviews with members of the family, and previously unpublished material, this book shows how the great banking family helped to shape history and became known throughout Europe for their prolific achievements in art, science, wine and charity. The author examines the continuing influence of a family that has survived and triumphed over many of the major events and crises of the last two centuries. Derek Wilson's other books include "The World Encompassed", "The Age of Sir Thomas More", "The Circumnavigators", and "Breakthrough", a history of the Channel Tunnel.

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GOR001182390
9780749319359
0749319356
Rothschild: A Story of Wealth and Power by Derek Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
1994-04-11
544
N/A
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