Stephen Birmingham
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Stephen Birmingham

Stephen Birmingham (1929-2015) was an American author of more than thirty books. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he graduated from Williams College in 1953 and taught writing at the University of Cincinnati. Birmingham's work focuses on the upper class in America. He's written about the African American elite in Certain People and prominent Jewish society in Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York, The Grandees: The Story of America's Sephardic Elite, and The Rest of Us: The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews. His work also encompasses several novels including The Auerbach Will, The LeBaron Secret, Shades of Fortune, and The Rothman Scandal, and other non-fiction titles such as California Rich, The Grandes Dames, and Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address.

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    • Life at the Dakota

    • New York's Most Unusual Address
    • By: Stephen Birmingham
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    When Singer sewing machine tycoon Edward Clark built a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the late 1800s, it was derisively dubbed “the Dakota”....

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    • "Our Crowd"

    • The Great Jewish Families of New York
    • By: Stephen Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
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    "Our Crowd" is the fascinating story of this rarefied society. Based on letters, documents, diary entries, and intimate personal remembrances of family lore by members of these most illustrious clans, it is an engrossing portrait of upper-class Jewish life over two centuries....

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    • The Grandees

    • America's Sephardic Elite
    • By: Stephen Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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    The New World's earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A New York Times bestseller from the author of Life at the Dakota....

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    • The Auerbach Will

    • By: Stephen Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Stan Adams, Maria Freeman, Charles Fuller, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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    Ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and success....

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    • Shades of Fortune

    • By: Stephen Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Roger Ellis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
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    Battling forces from within and without, Mimi struggles to make difficult choices to determine her own - and the company's - destiny....

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    • "The Rest of Us"

    • The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews
    • By: Stephen Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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    The wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who swept into New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by way of Ellis Island were not welcomed by the Jews who had arrived decades before....

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