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This panoramic biography of Siegmund Warburg reveals a complex man who built international banking in response to the great turbulence of the 20th century.
It covers family connections as well as political connections in Germany, Britain and the US.
In his preface Ferguson makes a sort of apology for writing about a somewhat obscure financier, as more readers prefer their history to be about rulers or important political... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gderf
Discarded book without finishing it.
I very much enjoyed Ron Chernow's "The Warburgs" and bought this title for more detail on Siegmund. Read more
This is the second book I have read about the Warburg family, and I am still impressed. Niall Ferguson is the "go to" man for reading about economics.Published 13 months ago by Strom
Nobody to even to give it away, who would want it,! Warburg isn't portrayed in the light of a Krueger or Morgan. Dull, dull book!Published 13 months ago by Joseph Klinger
I consider this book an excelent complement of both books about Roschilds. Ferguson has a nice pen to describe economic and politics issues since a point of view of bankers. Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by Borges
This panoramic biography of Siegmund Warburg reveals a complex man who built international banking in response to the great turbulence of the 20th century. Read morePublished on February 10, 2011 by Rolf Dobelli
Niall Ferguson has produced another masterpiece. I was drawn to his work a couple years ago after listening to him on Bloomberg Surveillance and Bloomberg on the Economy and I... Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Zachary Winston
I feel an acute ambivalence toward Niall Ferguson's work: if his name is on the byline of a column in the FT or the Wall Street Journal, I will gladly read it as he brings the... Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by M. E. Llorens
Like James McGrath Morris' recent expansive biography on journalist Joseph Pulitzer, former Oxford and now Harvard professor Niall Ferguson's well timed portrait of Siegmund... Read morePublished on August 10, 2010 by BlogOnBooks