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The Resource Morgenthau : power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty, Andrew Meier

Morgenthau : power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty, Andrew Meier

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Morgenthau : power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty
Title
Morgenthau
Title remainder
power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Meier
Title variation
Power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since their arrival in the United States from Germany in 1866, the Morgenthaus have been a linchpin in American history -- losing everything only to grow rich again, assimilating, and then climbing to the country's highest ranks of power. In the words of former Mayor Ed Koch, they are "the closest thing we've got to royalty in New York City." With unprecedented, exclusive access to family archives, award-winning journalist Andrew Meier chronicles this epic American story, revealing how the Morgenthaus amassed enormous wealth, advised presidents, shaped the New Deal, decried mass murder during the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, waged war in the Mediterranean and Pacific, and built a dynasty that would remake the city of New York. Morgenthau begins with Lazarus, who arrived in New York City dreaming of rebuilding the fortune he had lost in his homeland of Germany. While Lazarus died destitute, in shame and alone, the family would rise once again with the ascendance of Henry, who became a real estate baron, and one of the first to suggest to Woodrow Wilson that he run for president. From there, the Morgenthaus would go on to influence the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century, as Henry's son Henry, Jr., became FDR's longest-serving aide, his Treasury Secretary during the War, and his confidante of 30 years. Finally, there was Robert Morgenthau, a decorated World War II hero who went on to become the longest-tenured district attorney in the history of New York City -- "DA for life," as he was known. As DA, he oversaw some of the most important legal cases in New York of the last fifty years, from the war on the Mafia, the advent of white-collar prosecutions, to the race wars of the 1970s -- and, of course, the Central Park Five case. At heart public servants and confidantes, the Morgenthaus propelled candidates into power. But they were often forced to stand loyally on the sidelines, even as they witnessed the great moral and human cost of political expediency. The saga of the Morgenthau family has lain half-hidden in the shadows for too long. At heart a family history, Morgenthau is also an American epic, as big and improbable as the country itself"--
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collective biography
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Meier, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 973/.04924022
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT274.M673
LC item number
M45 2022
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Morgenthau family
  • Morgenthau, Lazarus
  • Morgenthau, Henry
  • Morgenthau, Henry
  • Morgenthau, Robert M
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Jews
  • Jews in public life
  • United States
  • United States
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Morgenthau : power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty, Andrew Meier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 901-995) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1346096291
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 1046 pages
Isbn
9781400068852
Lccn
2021037373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1346096291
Label
Morgenthau : power, privilege, and the rise of an American dynasty, Andrew Meier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 901-995) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1346096291
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 1046 pages
Isbn
9781400068852
Lccn
2021037373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1346096291

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