JACOB HENRY SCHIFF: A Biographical Sketch.
New York: The American Jewish Committee, 1921. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon brief biography of this noted Jewish leader. Jacob Henry Schiff (1847 - 1920) was an "American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He helped finance, among many other things, the Japanese military efforts against Tsarist Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Schiff migrated to the United States after the American civil war, and joined the firm Kuhn, Loeb & Co. From his base on Wall Street, he was the foremost Jewish leader from 1880 to 1920, grappling with all major Jewish issues and problems of the day, including the plight of Russian Jews under the Tsar, American and international anti-Semitism, care of needy Jewish immigrants, and the rise of Zionism." 69 pp.