9781439908419-1439908419-The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

ISBN-13: 9781439908419
ISBN-10: 1439908419
Edition: 1
Author: Rottenberg, Dan
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781439908419
ISBN-10: 1439908419
Edition: 1
Author: Rottenberg, Dan
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rottenberg, Dan wrote The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment comprising 384 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1439908419 and 9781439908419. Since then The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Albert M. Greenfield (1887-1967), an ambitious immigrant outsider, was courted for his business acumen by mayors, senators, governors, and presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. As this feisty Russian Jew built a business empire that encompassed real estate, stores (including Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's), hotels (including the Ben Franklin and the Bellevue-Stratford), banks, newspapers, transportation companies, and even the Loft Candy Corporation, he challenged the entrenched business elite. Greenfield was also instrumental in bringing both major political conventions to Philadelphia in 1948.

In The Outsider, veteran journalist and best-selling author Dan Rottenberg deftly chronicles the astonishing rises, falls, and countless reinventions of this savvy businessman. Greenfield's power allowed him to cross social, religious, and ethnic boundaries with impunity. He alarmed Philadelphia's conservative business and social leaders-Christians and Jews alike-some of whom plotted his downfall.

In this engaging account of Greenfield's fascinating life, Rottenberg demonstrates the extent to which one uniquely brilliant and energetic man pushed the boundaries of society's limitations on individual potential. The Outsider provides a microcosmic look at three twentieth-century upheavals: the rise of Jews as a crucial American business force, the decline of America's Protestant establishment, and the transformation of American cities.

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