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The Resource The Outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

The Outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

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The Outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment
Title
The Outsider
Title remainder
Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Albert M. Greenfield (1887-1967), an ambitious immigrant outsider, was courted for his business acumen by mayors, senators, governors, and presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. As this feisty Russian Jew built a business empire that encompassed real estate, stores (including Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's), hotels (including the Ben Franklin and the Bellevue-Stratford), banks, newspapers, transportation companies, and even the Loft Candy Corporation, he challenged the entrenched business elite. Greenfield was also instrumental in bringing both major political conventions to Philadelphia in 1948. In The Outsider, veteran journalist and best-selling author Dan Rottenberg deftly chronicles the astonishing rises, falls, and countless reinventions of this savvy businessman. Greenfield's power allowed him to cross social, religious, and ethnic boundaries with impunity. He alarmed Philadelphia's conservative business and social leaders-Christians and Jews alike-some of whom plotted his downfall. In this engaging account of Greenfield's fascinating life, Rottenberg demonstrates the extent to which one uniquely brilliant and energetic man pushed the boundaries of society's limitations on individual potential. The Outsider provides a microcosmic look at three twentieth-century upheavals: the rise of Jews as a crucial American business force, the decline of America's Protestant establishment, and the transformation of American cities"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rottenberg, Dan M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greenfield, Albert M
  • Greenfield, Albert M
  • Jews
  • Jewish capitalists and financiers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Jewish capitalists and financiers
  • Jews
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Label
The Outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-346) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface: The Jews, the WASPs, and the New American Dream; Author's Disclosure; Prologue: Merion Station, December 1930; Part I: Beginnings; 1. The Wealth in Your Head; 2. The New World; Part II: Power; 3. Broker; 4. Developer; 5. Banker; Part III: Downfall; 6. The Great Crash; 7. The Protestant Establishment; 8. The Reckoning; Illustrations; Part IV: Comeback; 9. Merchant Prince; 10. New Deal Democrat; 11. Reluctant Zionist; 12. Godfather; Part V: Legacy; 13. Civic Savior; 14. Lion in Winter; 15. House of Cards; Epilogue: Merion Station, December 1930; Acknowledgments
  • Principal CharactersNotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn885123646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (382 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439908419
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14014mg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885123646
Label
The Outsider : Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-346) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface: The Jews, the WASPs, and the New American Dream; Author's Disclosure; Prologue: Merion Station, December 1930; Part I: Beginnings; 1. The Wealth in Your Head; 2. The New World; Part II: Power; 3. Broker; 4. Developer; 5. Banker; Part III: Downfall; 6. The Great Crash; 7. The Protestant Establishment; 8. The Reckoning; Illustrations; Part IV: Comeback; 9. Merchant Prince; 10. New Deal Democrat; 11. Reluctant Zionist; 12. Godfather; Part V: Legacy; 13. Civic Savior; 14. Lion in Winter; 15. House of Cards; Epilogue: Merion Station, December 1930; Acknowledgments
  • Principal CharactersNotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn885123646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (382 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439908419
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14014mg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885123646

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