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The Sixth Great Power: A History of One of the Greatest Banking Families, The House of Barings, 1762 - 1929

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Baring Brothers was the oldest merchant bank in the City of London. What enabled them to survive through so many vicissitudes and changing circumstances?
Hardcover, 430 pages
Published October 12th 1988 by Knopf (first published June 20th 1988)
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Neither a detailed history of the Baring family nor that of the bank, judging by the paper quality was probably printed as a kind of memorabilia 20 years ago. Ziegler repeats himself quite a bit jumping in time and space, failing to converge a stream of deals into a consistent and thrilling financial history. He also missed opportunity to align ledger entries along geopolitical developments of late 18th and early 19th century, which taking on account so close relationship between Barings and UK ...more
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Philip Sandeman Ziegler is a British biographer and historian. Originally intending to be a novelist, he began a career as biographer with his life of Talleyrand's lover, the Duchess of Dino. He was editor in chief at Collins from 1979-80. He has written in various journals and newspapers including The Spectator, The Listener, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and History Today.

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