Record Details

Catalog Search

The women of Rothschild : the untold story of the world's most famous dynasty  Cover Image Book Book

The women of Rothschild : the untold story of the world's most famous dynasty / Natalie Livingstone.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250280190
  • ISBN: 1250280192
  • Physical Description: viii, 461 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), an Hachette UK company"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-437) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Gutle, Hannah, Henriette -- Part II. Charlotte, Hannah Mayer, Louisa -- Part III. Constance, Emma, Hannah, Blanche -- Part IV. R´┐Żozsika, Dolly, Miriam, Nica, Rosie.
Summary, etc.:
"From the East End of London to the eastern seaboard of the United States, from Spitalfields to Scottish castles, from Bletchley Park to Buchenwald, and from the Vatican to Palestine, Natalie Livingstone follows the extraordinary lives of the Rothschild women from the dawn of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twenty-first. As Jews in a Christian society and women in a deeply patriarchal family, they were outsiders. Excluded from the family bank, they forged their own distinct dynasty of daughters and nieces, mothers and aunts. They became influential hostesses and talented diplomats, choreographing electoral campaigns, advising prime ministers, advocating for social reform, and trading on the stock exchange. Misfits and conformists, conservatives and idealists, performers and introverts, they mixed with everyone from Queen Victoria to Chaim Weizmann, Rossini to Isaiah Berlin, and the Duke of Wellington to Alec Guinness, as well as with amphetamine dealers, suffragists, and avant-garde artists ... The Women of Rothschild gives voice to the complicated, privileged, and gifted women whose vision and tenacity shaped history"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Rothschild family.
Jewish women > Great Britain > Biography.
Jewish families > Great Britain > Biography.
Women > Great Britain > Biography.
Great Britain > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 332.10922 LIVINGSTONE 2022 (Text) 0001012492152 Nonfiction New Checked out 12/02/2022

Additional Resources