First Edition of Ron Chernow's The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family; Signed by Him
The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family.
Item Number: 32083
New York: Random House, 1993.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “To Herbert Judin- Welcome to the House of Warburg Best Wishes- Ron Chernow 11/15/93.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Ron Chernow's saga traces the fortunes of the influential German-Jewish banking family from its generation of great wealth, stimulated by the Franco-Prussian War, through the family's defamation and degradation by the Nazis, and its subsequent return to Hamburg following World War II. In the United States, family members married and joined forces with the Schiffs and Loebs at the beginning of the century. “This is grand-scale scholarship. . . . It is all here, along with so much of the painful, tumultuous history of our time, all in one splendid book" (David McCullough).