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The Guggenheims (1848-1988) : an American epic

Author: John H Davis
Publisher: New York : Shapolsky Publishers, 1988, ©1989.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, John H., 1929-2012.
Guggenheims (1848-1988).
New York : Shapolsky Publishers, 1988, ©1989
(OCoLC)987863002
Named Person: Guggenheim family.; Guggenheim family.; Guggenheim (Familie)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Davis
ISBN: 0944007074 9780944007075
OCLC Number: 18624800
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Meyer and Barbara --
1828-1905: founding an American dynasty. Out of the ghetto --
The haven city --
Roasted pigeons do not fly into one's mouth --
Bonanza in Colorado --
The conquest of Mexico --
Struggle for power --
The googs of New York --
Death of a patriarch --
II. Lords of the earth --
1905-1923: Building the Guggenheim Empire. On their own --
Guggenmorgans and Morganheims --
Mining the globe --
Harvest of war --
The great schism --
III. Seven brothers and two hundred fifty millions --
1918-1959: on the uses of wealth. A fortune to spend --
Isaac: on daughtering out --
Daniel and Florence: a first step into space --
Murry and Leonie: Chilean nitrates and the children of New York --
Solomon's second spring --
King Solomon's museum --
Benjamin: on dropping out, part I --
Senator simon, or democracy in America --
All Simon's sons --
William, or Gatenby Williams: on dropping out, part II --
IV. Rebels and angels --
1923-1980: the fourth generation. Empire in decline --
Colonel Bob --
Ambassador Harry: Guggenado and Machadoheim --
Peggy: liberated in Europe --
Peggy and Guggenheim Jeune --
Peggy in New York: Ernst, Pollock, and art of this century --
Gladys Guggenheim Straus: carrying on --
The quieter ones: Edmond and William, Jr. --
King Solomon's daughters --
Benjamin's other daughter --
Peggy in Venice: the last dogaressa --
Harry the magnificent: the legacies --
Harry the magnificent: the glorification --
V. The survivors --
1945-1988: the fifth and sixth generations. After Harry: a family in fragments --
Peter O. Lawson-Johnston: the anointed --
The California Guggenheims: Bob, Jr. and Daniel M.: new beginnings --
Roger W. Straus, Jr., publisher --
Iris Love: bonanza on knidos.
Responsibility: by John H. Davis.

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