- Series: Modern Jewish History
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Syracuse University Press; New edition edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0815604114
- ISBN-13: 978-0815604112
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York (Modern Jewish History) Paperback – October 1, 1996
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The end of the book was a bit of a "what happened" to some of the families, but that part was dated and confusing. With all the families and all the intermarrying, I sometimes had no idea who the author was talking about, even though they were mentioned earlier in the book. Author Stephen Birmingham obviously did his research and knew his subjects well; but I'm not sure he had a good grasp of who the readers of the book might be; not taking into account that those who like to read about family and social life, may not be that keen on reading about business life, and vice versa. Or that readers might not have a memory as good as his about who was who in the great Jewish families of New York.
(Note: I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)
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Our Crowd by Stephen Birmingham is a free NetGalley ebook that I read during a weekend in mid-November just before going to Arizona for Thanksgiving. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Kristine Fisher
Very interesting to learn about the people who so much of the most important things in NY are named for.Published 5 months ago by MAP
I was researching the history of the immigrating Jewish community and the beginning of Wall Street banking & finance. I loved these books.Published 20 months ago by Super Transcriptionist
This book is a great read! I bought this for my mother who had worked with some of the people mentioned in the book. She remarked that it was interesting and factual.Published 20 months ago by Leonard Ancona Jr.
Anyone interested and open-minded about American Jewry ought to read this classic. I read it and loved it.... Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Frederic Sears