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The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820
William D. Godsey Jr.
Pandora’s Box A History of the First World War
Jörn Leonhard, Patrick Camiller
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
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Trump: The Deals and the Downfall - Wayne Barrett

"In the end, even the buffaloed bankers had to agree, the power of his personality and notoriety was a magnet. Like virtually everyone else, the bankers were taking his credit rating from 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.' The hype proved as convincing a reference with staid bankers as it had with gullible bond buyers. 'We just wanted to be associated' with his deals, said the Citibank executive, who'd basked in the media glory of the Plaza opening and partied on the Princess. Trump was a titan, a lord accountable to no one."