Aldrich, Nelson W., Jr.
Title OLD MONEY. The Mythology of America's Upper Class.
Book Condition VG/VG; Remainder mark on bottom edge, very slight wear to edge of DJ.
Edition 1st Edition (stated)
Publisher New York Alfred A. Knopf 1988
0394570367 / 9780394570365
Seller ID 2614
A witty and provocative look at the culture of the American upper class and the values and meanings of inherited wealth. Old Money examines how and why the values nurtured by the inheritors of wealth differ from those of the marketplace and the self-made man, and shows how these differing attitudes toward money affect the lives of individuals and the face of society. Old Money attitudes are an inheritance of educational and aesthetic values, attitudes toward the family, the genders and different generations, as well. Drawing on personal experience, historical anecdotes of leading families like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Kennedys, and Rockefellers, and more than 150 interviews, Old Money conducts a revealing exploration of the complex meanings of money and success in American society; 8vo; 309 pp
Wealth Upper Classes Social Customs United States First Edition