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The Resource The fall of the house of Speyer : the story of a banking dynasty, George W. Liebmann

The fall of the house of Speyer : the story of a banking dynasty, George W. Liebmann

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The fall of the house of Speyer : the story of a banking dynasty
Title
The fall of the house of Speyer
Title remainder
the story of a banking dynasty
Statement of responsibility
George W. Liebmann
Title variation
Story of a banking dynasty
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Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic story of the last fifty years of the Speyer banking dynasty, a Jewish family of German descent, is surprisingly little known today, yet at the turn of the twentieth century, Speyer was the third largest investment banking firm in the United States, behind only Morgan and Kuhn, Loeb. It had branches in London, Frankfurt and New York, and the projects it financed included the Southern Pacific Railroad, the London Underground and the infrastructure of the new Cuban republic. It was the first major banking firm to finance Germany s Weimar Republic and provided League of Nations loans to Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria. Yet, the firm was doomed by the nationalist passions aroused by World War I. Its English partner was denaturalized and exiled; its American partner experienced reduced standing because of his connection to Germany; and the Frankfurt branch closed with the coming of the Third Reich, its German partner fleeing into exile. The firm was dissolved in 1939, an anticlimactic end to one of the great international banking companies. Liebmann tells the story of the firm and the family shedding new light on the protagonists of a remarkable dynasty, who came undone in the dramatic years of the early twentieth century."
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StDuBDS
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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The fall of the house of Speyer : the story of a banking dynasty, George W. Liebmann
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • England
  • America
  • Germany
Control code
sky2ocm77455001
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781784531768
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The fall of the house of Speyer : the story of a banking dynasty, George W. Liebmann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • England
  • America
  • Germany
Control code
sky2ocm77455001
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781784531768
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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