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Head of Zeus
The Warburgs
The Warburgs by Ron Chernow

A story of brilliant achievement, dazzling personalities and human frailty set against the dark background of European racism and paranoia.

The Warburgs were bankers, patrons of the arts, scholars, socialites, philanthropists and politicians. This Jewish family from Westphalia became a German success story, and embraced German culture with a passion: they loved the art, music and literature of their country and never wavered from their patriotic identification with their homeland. They advised a German Kaiser; their American cousins advised two presidents. Their investment bank still exists and is one of the oldest in the world. The Warburgs endowed libraries, built mansions and collected paintings. But in 1933 the family became a prime target of the Nazis and the world they knew came crashing down.

Head of Zeus * Biography
12 Jul 2018 * 880pp * £5.99 * 9781786690067
'Excellent family history ... A great, and lengthy, saga'
The Times
'Splendid ... Chernow does a wonderful job fleshing out the lives in this family drama'
Wall Street Journal
'Excellent ... An enthralling story, told with a novelist's zest'
New York Times

Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow
Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Washington: A Life. Alexander Hamilton and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. Chernow lives in New York.
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