Debi Unger " The Guggenheims: A Family History "
Harper Perennial | Pages: 576 | 2006-01-01 | ISBN-006093400X | PDF | 1.5 MB
Meyer Guggenheim, a Swiss immigrant, founded a great American business dynasty. At their peak in the early twentieth century, the Guggenheims were reckoned among America's wealthiest, and the richest Jewish family in the world after the Rothschilds. They belonged to Our Crowd, that tight social circle of New York Jewish plutocrats, but unlike the others – primarily merchants and financiers – they made their money by extracting and refining copper, silver, lead, tin, and gold.