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A Man Of Influence: The Extraordinary Career Of S. G. Warburg
A Man Of Influence: The Extraordinary Career Of S. G. Warburg
By Jacques Attali
Adler & Adler, 1987, 444 pp

Siegmund Warburg, scion of an old banking family, an early exile from Hitler living in London, became a preeminent presence in international banking in the post-1945 world. Jacques Attali, writer and adviser-attendant to President Mitterrand, has produced a superficial account of an austerely crafted, brilliant career. The book is filled with errors and unpersuasive judgments.