16 Dec Our Crowd. It seems appropriate, shortly after the death of the Cincinnatian author, to re– review this former best seller about the great Jewish. Novelist Birmingham has compiled a voluminous, friendly collective history of “” Our Crowd””—variously known as the Jewish “”One Hundred”” or the “”gilded. 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.

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Five books, five hundred ways to be invisible online, instantly. Our Crowd Birmingham, Stephen Berkley. One reason I picked it is that I’m always fascinated by my own heritage typical American ; another is that there’s something about New York. This copy of Our Crowd: To ask other readers questions about Our Crowdplease sign up.

Our Crowd; The Great Jewish Banking Families Of New York – Stephen Birmingham (1967)

I would have liked more attention paid to the customs of the society in general, rather than the habits of individual and sometimes eccentric people, but as I said at the beginning – you have to expect different things from history books of this vintage than of new ones. Showing of 92 reviews. Since I had to review the book, I did continue reading and bigmingham find the second half more interesting.

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Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York by Stephen Birmingham

I thought there wasn’t very much about the “Jewishness” of their experience except for passing references. Find Rare Books Book Value.

I like stories of early 20th century. If you enjoy reading about how some of the upper class on wall street got their start, then you will enjoy this book. Matthew Rozell American soldiers. I would have loved an afterword written by someone–anyone–with more recent information about the families, but as it was, I very much enjoyed this book. There’s a good sampling of history books: He was working on a memoir at the time of his death, and many of his books are scheduled to be republished in electronic and paperback editions in the coming months.

The intermarriage over the I had this book on my shelves forever and frankly, forgot about it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Be prepared for a wordy recount of family trees and interactions. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just ran a bit LONG! In the seventies of the 19th century there is a big scandal when Joseph Seligman is send away from the hotel he always stays in.

As one who lives in NYC, this book provides intriguing background to the city and its buildings and its path to what it is today. For example, “for nearly fifty years after Goldman, Sachs was founded, all partners were members of the intermarried Goldman and Sachs families. I enjoyed this history very much. Follow us at www. Set in the time between pre-Hitler a This is a historical account, not only of the prominent Jewish families who contributed to the early growth of America and the economic foundation for our country, but, about the stratification that arose within the Jewish community and the class distinction that arose between the lower East side and the Upper West side.


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Our Crowd by Birmingham, Stephen

A teacher on a mission. It is a fascinating history of some of the great financiers and philanthropists in America. Customers who bought this item also bought. Historian Louis Auchincloss called it “A fascinating and absorbing chapter of New York social and financial history Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Quotes from Our Crowd: All croowd set within a world of numbing opulence–Fifth Avenue mansions, chateaux on Long Island, castles in Westchester, vast art collections–millions given away so quietly and steadily that they have never properly been counted.

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