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The Sassoons : the great opium merchants and the making of an empire, Joseph Sassoon

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The Sassoons : the great opium merchants and the making of an empire
Title
The Sassoons
Title remainder
the great opium merchants and the making of an empire
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Joseph Sassoon
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Language
eng
Summary
"A spectacular story, the making of a dynasty, one of the great untold sagas of a gilded Jewish Bagdadi family-the merchant princes of the orient, that built a vast empire through finance and trade: opium, cotton, oil, shipping, banking, that reached across three continents, and ultimately changed the destinies of nations. For more than two centuries, from the 18th to the 20th, they were one of the richest families in the world, known as 'the Rothschilds of the East.' Mesopotamian in origin, they descended from 12th century court families of Eurasia, and for more than forty years, were the chief treasurers to the pashas of Baghdad and Iraq. Forced to flee the tyranny of Bagdadhi Moslems to Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, David Sassoon with his fourteen children, started over with nothing, intent on reclaiming what had once been theirs. They began to trade in cotton and opium, expanded to India, taking control of the country's opium export. The Sassoons built textile mills and factories, developed ports, and set up branches in banking, shipping, mining, oil, in Burma, Malaya, and China; expanding beyond, to Japan, and further west, to Paris and London. Sassoons became members of British parliament, barons; were knighted; owned and edited Britain's leading newspapers, including The Sunday Times and The Observer. And in 1887, the exalted dynasty of Sassoon joined forces with the banking empire of Rothschild and were soon joined by marriage, fusing together two of the biggest Jewish commerce and banking families in the world. Against the monumental canvas of two centuries of the Ottoman Empire and the changing face of the Far East, across Europe and Great Britain during the time of its farthest reach, Joseph Sassoon gives us a riveting generational saga of the making of this magnificent family dynasty"--
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Sassoon, Joseph
Dewey number
929.20941
Index
index present
LC call number
CS439
LC item number
.S22 2022
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sassoon, David
  • Sassoon family
  • Great Britain
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Opium trade
  • David Sassoon & Co.
  • Jews
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Familles juives
  • Gens d'affaires juifs
  • Gens d'affaires juifs
  • Gens d'affaires juifs
  • Opium
  • Juifs
  • Sassoon, David
  • Sassoon family
  • Families
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Jewish families
  • Jews
  • Manners and customs
  • Opium trade
  • China
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • India
  • Iraq
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The Sassoons : the great opium merchants and the making of an empire, Joseph Sassoon
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Baghdad Beginnings, 1802-1830 -- Exile and a New Life, 1831-1838 -- Wars and Opportunities, 1839-1857 -- Branching Out, 1858-1864 -- Death and Division, 1864-1867 -- Competition within the Family, 1867-1871 -- London Calling, 1872-1880 -- High Society, 1880-1894 -- The Matriarch, 1895-1901 -- A New Century, 1902-1914 -- War and Uncertainty, 1914-1924 -- From Bombay to Shanghai, 1925-1949 -- The Final Countdown, 1949-1982
Control code
on1288424728
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780593316597
Lccn
2021059644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1288424728
Label
The Sassoons : the great opium merchants and the making of an empire, Joseph Sassoon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Baghdad Beginnings, 1802-1830 -- Exile and a New Life, 1831-1838 -- Wars and Opportunities, 1839-1857 -- Branching Out, 1858-1864 -- Death and Division, 1864-1867 -- Competition within the Family, 1867-1871 -- London Calling, 1872-1880 -- High Society, 1880-1894 -- The Matriarch, 1895-1901 -- A New Century, 1902-1914 -- War and Uncertainty, 1914-1924 -- From Bombay to Shanghai, 1925-1949 -- The Final Countdown, 1949-1982
Control code
on1288424728
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780593316597
Lccn
2021059644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1288424728

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