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The Resource The outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment, Dan Rottenberg

The outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment, Dan Rottenberg

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The outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment
Title
The outsider
Title remainder
Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment
Statement of responsibility
Dan Rottenberg
Title variation
Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment
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Language
eng
Summary
"Albert M. Greenfield (1887-1967), an ambitious immigrant outsider, was courted for his business acumen by mayors, senators, governors, and presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. As this feisty Russian Jew built a business empire that encompassed real estate, stores (including Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's), hotels (including the Ben Franklin and the Bellevue-Stratford), banks, newspapers, transportation companies, and even the Loft Candy Corporation, he challenged the entrenched business elite. Greenfield was also instrumental in bringing both major political conventions to Philadelphia in 1948. In The Outsider, veteran journalist and best-selling author Dan Rottenberg deftly chronicles the astonishing rises, falls, and countless reinventions of this savvy businessman. Greenfield's power allowed him to cross social, religious, and ethnic boundaries with impunity. He alarmed Philadelphia's conservative business and social leaders-Christians and Jews alike-some of whom plotted his downfall. In this engaging account of Greenfield's fascinating life, Rottenberg demonstrates the extent to which one uniquely brilliant and energetic man pushed the boundaries of society's limitations on individual potential. The Outsider provides a microcosmic look at three twentieth-century upheavals: the rise of Jews as a crucial American business force, the decline of America's Protestant establishment, and the transformation of American cities"--
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individual biography
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10357914
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Rottenberg, Dan
Dewey number
  • 974.8/04092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F158.9.J5
LC item number
R88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Greenfield, Albert M
  • Greenfield, Albert M
  • Jews
  • Jewish capitalists and financiers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Jewish capitalists and financiers
  • Jews
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
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Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment
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The outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment, Dan Rottenberg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Jews, the WASPS, and the new American dream -- Merion Station, December 1930 -- Beginnings. The wealth in your head ; The new world -- Power. Broker ; Developed ; Banker -- Downfall. The Great Crash ; The Protestant establishment ; The reckoning -- Comeback. Merchant prince ; New Deal Democrat ; Reluctant Zionist ; Godfather -- Legacy. Civic savior ; Lion in winter ; House of cards
Control code
1053616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 361 pages
Isbn
9781439908419
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439908419
  • (OCoLC)880418817
Label
The outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the fall of the Protestant establishment, Dan Rottenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Jews, the WASPS, and the new American dream -- Merion Station, December 1930 -- Beginnings. The wealth in your head ; The new world -- Power. Broker ; Developed ; Banker -- Downfall. The Great Crash ; The Protestant establishment ; The reckoning -- Comeback. Merchant prince ; New Deal Democrat ; Reluctant Zionist ; Godfather -- Legacy. Civic savior ; Lion in winter ; House of cards
Control code
1053616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 361 pages
Isbn
9781439908419
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439908419
  • (OCoLC)880418817

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