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Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California
by Frances Dinkelspiel (Goodreads Author)
Isaias Hellman, a Jewish immigrant, arrived in California in 1859 with very little money in his pocket and his brother Herman by his side. By the time he died, he had effectively transformed Los Angeles into the modern metropolis we see today. In Frances Dinkelspiel's groundbreaking history, the early days of California are seen through the life of a man who started out as ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2010)
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Frances Dinkelspiel is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, People Magazine and elsewhere. Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, is a biography of her great great grandfather, one of the West's most influential financiers."More about Frances Dinkelspiel...