House of Rothschild The World's Banker, 1849-1998

ISBN-10: 0140286624
ISBN-13: 9780140286625
Edition: 1998 (Revised)
Authors: Niall Ferguson
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Niall Ferguson was born April 18, 1964, in Glasgow. He is a Scottish historian. He specializes in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His books include Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927 (1993), Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (1997), The Pity of War: Explaining World War One (1998), The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (1998), The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 (2001), Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (2003), Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2004), The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (2006) and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008), Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011) and The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.

Illustrations in the text
Tables
Acknowledgements
Family tree
Preface
Uncles and Nephews
Charlotte's Dream (1849-1858)
The Orthodox and the Reformed
Lionel Stands
Disraeli
Parliament and Peers
"A Real Triumph"
Cambridge
Great Exhibitions and Crystal Palaces
The Era of Mobility (1849-1858)
Two Emperors
The Credit Mobilier
The Gold Rush
Public Finance and the Crimean War
The Counter-Attack
Nationalism and the Multinational (1859-1863)
The Finances of "Unification"
From Turin to Zaragoza
Napoleon at Ferrieres
The Roots of British Neutrality
The American Wars
Blood and Silver (1863-1867)
German Unification: The Financial Background
Dress Rehearsal: Poland
Schleswig-Holstein
Privatisation and Diplomacy
A Meeting at Biarritz
The Road to Koniggratz
Silver Linings
Bonds and Iron (1867-1870)
Latin Illusions
The Isolation of Austria-Hungary
The Economic Origins of the German Reich
The Russian Option
Cousins
Reich, Republic, Rentes (1870-1873)
Bismarck at Ferrieres
"Le Pivot d'une Combinaison": Reparations
Soll und Haben
"The Caucasian Royal Family"
The Fourth Generation
Partners
Peers and Peerages
Jewish Questions
Anti-Semitism
Responses
"On the Side of Imperialism" (1874-1885)
The Financial Politics of Empire: Egypt
Another Eastern Question
From Investment to Invasion
Party Politics
From Gladstone to Disraeli
Politics in "Bucks"
Unionism
Churchill and Rosebery
Conservatism in France
The Risks and Returns of Empire (1885-1902)
The Risks of Informal Empire: The Barings Crisis
"Staunch Monometallists"
An Empire Underground
Rhodes and the Rothschilds
The Pitfalls of Formal Empire: The Boer War
Finances and Alliances (1885-1906)
Wars Not Fought
The Franco-Russian Entente
Italy
Anglo-German Amity
The Rationale of the Entente
The Anglo-Russian Antagonism
Austria
The Military-Financial Complex (1906-1914)
"Too Much Lord Rothschild"
"Hatred Let Loose"
Descendants
Deluges (1915-1945)
The Fifth Generation
The Impact of War
"Dear Lord Rothschild": The Balfour Declaration
The Doldrums
The Crash
The Flood
Epilogue
Continuation
The N. M. Rothschild Group
Exchange Rates
Selected Financial Statistics
Notes
Index

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