Sun, Mar 19|
Online via Zoom
A BANKER'S JOURNEY
Author event with Daniel Gross. Sponsored by the CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council in partnership with Diablo Valley Hadassah.
Time & Location
Mar 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
Who was Edmond J. Safra? "The greatest banker of his generation," in the estimation of a former World Bank President. The founder of four massive financial institutions on three continents, and a proud child of Beirut's Jewish quarter. An innovative avatar of financial globalization, and a faithful heir to a tradition of old-world banking. The leading champion and protector of the Sephardic diaspora.
In A Banker's Journey, financial journalist and historian Daniel Gross, who, like Safra, traces his heritage to Aleppo, Syria, reconstructs the public life of an intensely private man. With exclusive access to Safra's personal archives, Gross tracks the banker's remarkable journey from Beirut to Milan, Sao Paulo, Geneva, and New York--to the pinnacle of global finance.
Daniel Gross is one of the most widely-read writers on finance, economics, and business history. Over the past three decades, he has reported from more than thirty countries, covering everything from the dotcom boom to the global financial crisis and the Great Recession of 2008–2009. Gross worked as a reporter at The New Republic and Bloomberg News, wrote the Economic View column in The New York Times, and served as Slate’s Moneybox columnist. Gross was educated at Cornell University and holds an M.A. in American history from Harvard University. His great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Aleppo and Damascus.
You may order A Banker's Journey: How Edmund J. Safra Built a Global Financial Empire by Daniel Gross from:
- Orinda Books: https://www.orindabooks.com/book/9781635767858
- Rakestraw Books in Danville: https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/book/9781635767858
- Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley: https://www.mrsdalloways.com/book/9781635767858
- Your preferred local bookstore or online retailer
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Sponsored by CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council in partnership with Diablo Valley Hadassah.