January 24, 2011
In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive
family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the
secrets behind the family’s phenomenal economic success.
He reveals for the first time the details of the family’s vast political
network, which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest
statesmen of the age.
And he tells a family saga, tracing the importance of unity and the profound
role of Judaism in the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the
Frankfurt ghetto and later used its influence to assist oppressed Jews
A definitive work of impeccable scholarship with a thoroughly engaging
narrative, The House of Rothschild is a biography of the rarest kind, in
which mysterious and fascinating historical figures finally spring to life.