Old Money

Old Money
Format:
Hardcover
Publish Date:
ISBN-10:
0394570367
ISBN-13:
9780394570365
List Price:
$19.95
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Language:
English
Pages:
309
Publisher:
Knopf
Weight:
2.0 pounds
Length:
9.0 inches
Width:
6.0 inches
Height:
1.0 inches

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Aldrich has been a teacher, journalist and editor (Paris Review, Harper's, etc.)a refutation of cliches about the "idle rich." This accredited scion of the old-money set via his Rockefeller kin writes with great style and wit, making this history of privileged people delightful and entertaining. But there are shadowy reports here, too. Aldrich includes an account about his great-grandfather, a corrupt U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1881-1911) and other tales of failed noblesse oblige. The positive accomplishments of many upper-class members, however, outweigh the actions of scoundrels, according to the author: absorbing principles taught at schools Aldrich groups as "St. Midas," those to-the-manor-born have been war heroes, contributors to the arts and sciences, and philanthropists. Emblematic is a funny and oddly touching story in which the author describes the "Dough Nuts" ("We all have money and we're all a little nuts") conferring to figure out ways to use their fortunes responsibly

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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Old Money and it was written by Nelson W. Aldrich. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is Jun 12, 1988 and it has a suggested retail price of $19.95. It was published by Knopf and has a total of 309 pages in the book . The 10 digit ISBN is 0394570367 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780394570365. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.