Until the 1920s, Ferguson demonstrates, there was almost no economic, technological, or political development in Europe in which the House of Rothschild did not play some role. The rise of nationalist and national socialist movements and of official anti-Semitism, coupled with the rise in the Jazz Age of a new generation of Rothschilds that cared more for the good life than for the hard work of maintaining their holdings, led to a substantial decline in the family's authority and wealth. But even today, as Ferguson writes in this richly detailed but eminently readable history, the Rothschilds figure in European finance, continuing a legacy that Ferguson's two volumes trace from the Middle Ages to the new millennium. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
That having been said, this was no doubt a delicate and ambitious undertaking.
I am a huge fan of Niall Ferguson, both as an author and a historian, but in this book his attention to detail is, at times, too much.
He does not note the 1776 Masonic Illuminati order of Adam Weishaupt with alleged connections to Mayer Amschel.
I haven't had a chance to read the book but have had good feed back from others who have. This why I purchased it, looking forward to reading it soon.Published 10 months ago by Smokybubs
Loaded with history, a must for those who want to understand international finance, Niall Ferguson is an extremely knowledgeable writer.Published 12 months ago by BRS
The author even acknowledges that this was a commissioned piece by modern descendents. This cannot be taken seriously as a history of this predatory family that started the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by AeroEngineer
This books greatest strength is also its most formidable challenge; it doesn't miss a thing.
I am a huge fan of Niall Ferguson, both as an author and a historian, but in... Read more
I wanted to know more about the family who financed the Suez Canal and so, and I did not want in the Fantasy Conspiracy Theories world, so this book is so well search, In Latin... Read morePublished 21 months ago by rod
I'm only 1/3 of the way through it, so I can't really comment! But Niall Ferguson is a fantastic financial historian - I've have many of his books, and he really knows his stuff !Published 23 months ago by AnnR