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Merchant Princes: An Intimate History of Jewish Families Who Built Great Department Stores
International in scope, this series of non-fiction trade paperbacks offers books that explore the lives, customs and thoughts of peoples and cultures around the world. This text presents a history of Jewish families who built great department stores.
Paperback, A Kodansha Globe Book, 411 pages
Published February 28th 1995 by Kodansha
(first published December 1st 1980)
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An engaging story of the men and families who built merchant empires and Jewish life in the United States. But these stories are brought to the next level by the author's observations on culture, history and people. Written in 1979 when family-owned department stores had given way to national corporations he was a keen observor of the previous century. I wish he could have written a 2019 sequel.