I just finished reading “Our Crowd”: The Great Jewish Families of New York. It was a well told story of coming to America, working hard, and ending up very successful. There was plenty of hardship along the way but these families were strong, intelligent and hard working.
Important historical points are nicely woven into the story line and many times these families played key roles from both a political and financial prospective. This book was a great read that definitely didn’t lull me to sleep like a politically correct history text. (I found the last couple chapters rather sluggish and boring, but overall it was solid.)