Alfred Herrhausen: The banker and power

A German biography

Original Title: Herrhausen: Banker, Querdenker, Global Player

Hardcover with jacket, 816 pages, 15.0 x 22.7 cm, 5.9 x 8.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0082-3
€ 36.00 [D] | € 37.10 [A] | CHF 47.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: November 18, 2019
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Friederike  Sattler - Alfred Herrhausen: The banker and power


Thirty years after his murder: a new look at Alfred Herrhausen

His education at an elite Nazi school left a lasting impression on him, he had his roots in the capitalism of the Rhineland, was networked with top-ranking politicians and business leaders – and at the same time Alfred Herrhausen was always ahead of his time. His career with the Deutsche Bank, which he joined as an outsider to the business, seemed unstoppable until it came to an abrupt end with his assassination in November 1989, presumably at the hands of German Red Army Faction terrorists.

In her comprehensive biography, Friederike Sattler shows us that Alfred Herrhausen was a visionary who always took the social effects of his activities into consideration and, for example, championed the cause of debt relief for Third World countries. The book also explores the question of the extent to which he was at least partly responsible for the problems the Deutsche Bank is still struggling with today.


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