Books: Mighty Family

BLOOD AND STEEL: THE RISE OF THE HOUSE OF KRUPP—Bernhard Menne— Furman ($3).

In the 17th Century there was a Krupp in Essen who made a neat parcel of money by selling small arms to the opposing armies in the Thirty Years' War. For two centuries Krupps were modest grocers, moneylenders and ironmasters. Then Prussia placed an order for solid shot with Friedrich Krupp's ironworks and they began to make money in a big way. Since then, war by war, Krupps have grown richer. It is the weary conclusion of German Exile Bernhard Menne,...

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