Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America
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.
"This witty and elegant meditation on the making and the meaning of America's upper clas is both a delight to read and an act of social illumination." —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
"I don't think any insider has told us more about any class in America than Nelson Aldrich tells us here about his own." —Philip Roth
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Old money: the mythology of America's upper classUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Review: Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in AmericaUser Review - largeschemeofthings - Goodreads
Describes in such fine nuance the psychology of the inheriting class which is largely unknown to Americans. Loved it. Read full review