Banker of the First Republic

Bankéř první republiky
Banker of the First Republic

The life of Dr Jaroslav Preiss


The life of Dr Jaroslav Preiss, the most notable Czech banker. Jaroslav Preiss (1870-1946) was the associate and banker of T.G. Masaryk, and a friend of the prominent Czechoslovak personages of that time. In addition to being one of the most powerful men of the Czech banking sector, he was also an important patron and philanthropist. Kosatík follows the life story of this Chief Executive of Živnostenská Banka, nicknamed ‘the powder-tower shark’ who turned down becoming a Minister, and whose assets were seized after the war by the Communists, who dubbed him a public enemy.






banker_prvniAuthor: Pavel Kosatík

Genre: Educational literature, biographies and memoirs
Year of publication: 2010

Number of pages: 208

Publishing house: Mladá fronta

ISBN: 978-80-204-2076-3

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