The patron : a life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959 (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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The patron : a life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959

Author: Anthony David
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A sweeping, colorful saga, The Patron is the first biography of Salman Schocken, the founder of a large department store chain and a Jewish philanthropic titan. We follow Schocken's transformation from an impoverished migrant selling textiles door-to-door to a captain of German industry, at once media magnate, collector, talent scout, and patron. The merchandising millionaire then harnessed his fortune to a vision:
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Salman Schocken; Salman Schocken; Salman Schocken; Salman Schocken; Salman Schocken
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony David
ISBN: 0805066306 9780805066302
OCLC Number: 51655442
Description: 451 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anthony David.
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"A sweeping, colorful saga, The Patron is the first biography of Salman Schocken, the founder of a large department store chain and a Jewish philanthropic titan. We follow Schocken's transformation from an impoverished migrant selling textiles door-to-door to a captain of German industry, at once media magnate, collector, talent scout, and patron. The merchandising millionaire then harnessed his fortune to a vision: to produce and disseminate Jewish secular culture to the Jewish masses, in much the same way as he marketed well-designed coffeepots to the working class.

With his success, the breadth of Schocken's many ventures grew to include an extensive library, educational institutes, a publishing house, and a newspaper, as well as the patronage of such influential modern thinkers as Martin Buber and Thomas Mann. But as the Nazi regime closed in on Schocken's empire, the ever-resilient tycoon transferred his energies and passions to Palestine and New York." "The Patron fills in a missing piece of twentieth-century history, the towering life of a self-made man who, with courage and tenacity, helped fashion a people's national and cultural renaissance."--Jacket.

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