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Louis Bamberger : department store innovator and philanthropist

Author: Linda B Forgosh
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2016]
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Louis Bamberger was the epitome of the merchant prince as public benefactor. Born in Baltimore, this son of German immigrans built his business-- the great, glamorous L. Bamberger & Co. department store in Newark, N.J. into the sixth-largest department store in the country.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Forgosh, Linda B.
Louis Bamberger.
Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016017453
Named Person: Louis Bamberger; Louis Bamberger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda B Forgosh
ISBN: 9781611689815 1611689813
OCLC Number: 945648880
Description: xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "One of New Jersey's most enlightened personalities" --
Baltimore roots, 1855-1887 --
Building an empire, 1892-1911 --
The great white store, 1912-1921 --
One of America's great stores, 1922-1929 --
"A record of his benefactions": Bamberger as a philanthropist --
Bamberger, the face of Newark's Jews --
"Maecenas of all the arts" --
Bamberger, Einstein, and the Institute for Advanced Study, 1930-1944 --
Epilogue: a life well lived.
Series Title: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Responsibility: Linda B. Forgosh.

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