Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America

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Allworth Press, 1988 - Business & Economics - 309 pages
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This insider's look at inherited wealth in the United States explores the complex meanings of money and success in American sociey with a new introduction that examinies whether America's privileged class will be willing or able to play a leadership role in the twenty-first century.

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Aldrich's analysis of the monied class in the United States regrettably eschews social science documentation. His observations depend almost entirely on literature (F. Scott Fitzgerald figures ... Read full review

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Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. is the editor of The American Benefactor.Formerly Paris editor of the Paris Review, a senior editor at Harper's magazine, and a reporter for the Boston Globe, he is a frequent contributor to such publications as The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, Inc., New England Monthly, and Vogue.

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