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German jewish immigration of the 1840s it develops the stories of the great new york jewish families and their rise to prominence and power i first read this book over 25 years ago and it captivated me to the point i couldnt put it down until i had finished reading it. Our crowd the great jewish families of new york was first published in 1967 i was expecting a fascinating read only to discover that halfway through the book i did not wish to continue it was tedious the majority of the book is about business not about family and social matters. The 1 new york times bestseller that traces the rise of the guggenheims the goldmans and other families from immigrant poverty to social prominence they immigrated to america from germany in the nineteenth century with names like loeb sachs seligman lehman guggenheim and goldman from tenements on the lower east side to park avenue mansions this handful of jewish families turned