It occurred to me today that being the banker to a world-historical figure is a pretty big deal on its own. I’ll be lucky if anyone’s writing about me more than a century from now; Gerson Bleichröder (later von Bleichröder) has that honor, as a man who financed Otto von Bismarck’s rise to power. I’m now interested in reading more about Bleichröder, including a book that Pflanze cited heavily, namely [book: Gold and Iron].
Now then. I see that there’s a review of [book: Gold and Iron] from 1977. It’s on the [mag: New York Review of Books], to whose website I don’t have access. Do any of y’all?