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The grandees America"s Sephardic elite. by Stephen Birmingham

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Jews -- United States,
  • Sephardim -- History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 368 p.
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23251633M

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The author of Our Crowd pays enchanted respects to the elite American Sephardic Jews to whom the word ""crowd"" might seem not only alien but downright peculiar. Mr. Birmingham, who immensely enjoys personalities, old bloodlines and good, gossipy genealogy, leads off with a grateful appreciation of Mr. Malcolm Stem's recent Americans of Jewish Descent which traced . Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Find The Grandees by Birmingham, Stephen at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. COVID Update. Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.   Great history book on the struggles that this particular class of Jews faced. Stephen Gardner Birmingham ( – Novem ) was an American author known for his social histories of wealthy American families, often focusing on ethnicity — Jews (his "Jewish trilogy": Our Crowd, The Grandees, The Rest of Us), African-Americans (Certain People), Irish (Real Lace), and the Anglo-Dutch (America's Secret Aristocracy).Alma mater: Williams College.