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High Financier The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

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ISBN-10: 159420246X

ISBN-13: 9781594202469

Edition: 2010

Authors: Niall Ferguson

List price: $35.00
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Bestselling author Niall Ferguson reveals for the first time the true extent of Siegmund Warburg's influence-and the lessons we can learn in a time of crisis from the last of the high financiers. "Success from the financial and from the prestige point of view . . . is not enough; what matters even more is . . . adherence to high moral and aesthetic standards." -Siegmund Warburg, 1959 In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than ten thousand hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Niall Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of Siegmund Warburg, an extraordinary man whose austere philosophy of finance offers much insight…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/24/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
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…    

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Siegmund and his Cousins
The First World Revolution
The Degeneration of a Republic
Exile
Trading against the Enemy
Restoring the Name
Atlantic Unions
The Financial Roots of European Integration
The Rhythm of Perfection
Britain's Financial Physician
The Malaise in our Western World
Expensive Lessons
The Education of an Adult
Appendix: Graphology
Notes
Bibliography
Index