Ron Chernow's bestselling books include The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award; The Warburgs, which won the George S. Eccles Prize; The Death of the Banker; Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Washington: A Life, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; and Alexander Hamilton, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and adapted into the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. Chernow has served as president of PEN American Center and has received seven honorary doctoral degrees. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"A twentieth-century epic [told] with authority, sympathy, and panache. . . . Important, fascinating, and moving." --The Washington Post Book World
"Excellent. . . . An enthralling story, told with a novelist's
zest." --The New York Times Book Review "Splendid. . . .
Chernow does a wonderful job fleshing out the lives of the major
characters in this family drama." --The Wall Street Journal
"[Ron Chernow] has surpassed himself in this absorbing chronicle."
--The New Yorker "This is grand-scale scholarship. . . . It
is all here, along with so much of the painful, tumultuous history
of our time, all in one splendid book." --David McCullough, author
of The Wright Brothers "Ron Chernow's blockbuster history
traces the heart-rending saga of this German-Jewish banking family.
. . . Despite his scrupulous documentation of sources, Chernow is
never less than readable. A graceful and lucid writer, he offers
old-fashioned narrative in the grand style."
"The history of a fascinating family. . . . What we learn about in this book is people. . . . Chernow is very good at bringing them to life. He has a sharp eye for detail. . . . One can open the book anywhere and enjoy it." --The New Republic
"Ron Chernow . . . has made the stories of these four brothers the cornerstones of a dark, though not quite tragic, family saga. [He is] a graceful writer with an eye for the telling anecdote. . . . The result is a book of considerable pathos and immediacy. . . . Through his portrait of this complex dynastic organism, he sheds interesting light on various larger historical themes." --The Boston Globe
"Excellent family history. . . . This chronicle of one of the most important banking families in history tells us much about the people. . . . A great, and lengthy, saga." --The Times (London) "The Warburgs stand revealed as a family more fortune-kissed, fated and fascinating even than the Kennedys, and . . . just as important . . . and now their story has been ably told." --The New York Daily News