Stellar ... Not a group hagiography ... There are certain points, though, where Schulman might have further interrogated his subjects within the context of their time ... Still, the book is rich in historical detail and as a character study, and readers will come away with a new appreciation for the heft of the legacy of these men, and a realization of how bittersweet that legacy is.
A sprawling history ... The book occasionally drags, but Schulman...is a thorough reporter with an eye for delightful details ... The book does not deliver a coherent narrative of the emerging American economy. Instead, the thread that binds is the Jewish experience in America.