Founder by Amos Elon
A Portrait of the First Rothschild and His Time

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A biography of Meyer Rothschild tells the story of a man who began the European banking empire as he struggled for success during the eighteenth century amid the final remnants of the Holy Roman empire, with its city states, supreme sovereigns, and river trade. 30,000 first printing.

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Published November 1, 1996 by Viking Adult. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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Christians addressed them with the same familiarity they used for servants.) While many books have dealt with the Rothschilds, Elon's focus on the family's founding patriarch yields a thoroughly researched, fascinating, and altogether exemplary biography.

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""Well, nobody gets anything for nothing,"" Mayer Amschel Rothschild wrote from Frankfurt to his 19-year-old son Jacob (soon to be James) in Paris.

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