The Reichmanns by Anthony Bianco
Family, Faith, Fortune, and the Empire of Olympia & York

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The epic rise and spectacular fall of the devoutly religious and secretive family that was one of the ten richest of the world. The Reichmanns is filled with fascinating characters, epic scope, and an illuminating look at the world of the ultra-orthodox. 16 pp. of photos. 608 pp. Author tour. Targeted ads. Online promotion. 35,000 print.
 

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Anthony Bianco is a senior writer at Business Week. He is the author of two books, The Reichmanns: Family, Faith, Fortune and the Empire of the Olympia & York and Rainmaker: The Saga of Jeff Beck, Wall Street's Mad Dog. He lives in New York City.
 
Published December 28, 1996 by Random House of Canada, Limited. 810 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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After cornering the ceramic-tile market, Paul Reichmann formed Olympia & York, which owned buildings internationally and would, by the 1980s, become the biggest landlord in Manhattan.

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Departing the Canary Wharf development expanse on the Thames, Prince Charles said to Paul Reichmann, I understand that your mother is chairman of your company. How does that work for you? Wryly, R

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How does that work for you?"" Wryly, Reichmann answered: ""You could say we had the same problem."" According to Bianco, however, had Ren e Reichmann, then nearly 90 and in Toronto, still been active, the family empire might have been spared billions in losses that resulted from her son's too lof...

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