visión de conjunto:Críticas A stupendous achievement a triumph of historical research and imagination.--Robert Skidelsky The New York Review of Books Niall Ferguson's brilliant and altogether enthralling two-volume family saga proves that academic historians can still tell great stories that the rest of us want to read.--The New York Times Book Review Superb ... An impressive ... account of the Rothschilds and their role in history.--Boston Globe Reseña del editor In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable elusive Rothschild family Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest statesmen of the age. And he tells a family saga tracing the importance of unity and the profound role of Judaism in the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the Frankfurt ghetto and later used its influence to assist oppressed Jews throughout Europe. A definitive work of impeccable scholarship with a thoroughly engaging narrative 'The House of Rothschild' is a biography of the rarest kind in which mysterious and fascinating historical figures finally spring to life. Biografía del autor Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Stanford University a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University Beijing. He is the author of fifteen books including The Pity of War The House of Rothschild Empire Civilization and Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. He is an award-making filmmaker too having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010) the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013). He writes a weekly column for the Sunday Times for which he was named Columnist of the Year at the 2018 British Press Awards.