The power elite

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Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 1959 - History - 423 pages
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Examining the sociological tiers of American society, the author presents a probing analysis and a critical indictment of individuals who occupy positions of power

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User Review  - Ellesee - LibraryThing

Perhaps one of the best, most detailed analyses of the power holders and power structure of the United States I've read so far. C. Wright Mills spares nothing in his description of the various groups ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Lucid explanation of American 'aristocracies'. Slightly outdated, but not nearly as much as I had anticipated. Simplistic, but still insightful. Read full review


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C. Wright Mills was a maverick social scientist who taught in Copenhagen, London, and Mexico City in addition to the United States. His work has been translated into twenty-three languages. Kathryn Mills works for a book publisher in Boston. Pamela Mills teaches American literature and composition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dan Wakefield is the author "of New York in the Fifties "(1992), which is the basis for a documentary film, "Island in the City: The World of Spanish Harlem" (1959), and many other works, including the best-selling novels "Going All the Way "(1970) and "Selling Out "(1985).