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Families of Fortune: Life in the Gilded Age


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ISBN 10: 0847817733 / ISBN 13: 9780847817733
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1993
Used Condition: near fine Hardcover
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Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 224 pages, 4to, brown cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Rizzoli, (1993). A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 171175

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Title: Families of Fortune: Life in the Gilded Age

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good(+)

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The author, who writes on travel and the arts for Vanity Fair, Art and Auction, CondT Nast Traveler, and Town and Country , admits in his acknowledgments that he regrets not having lived during the Gilded Age (presumably as one of the gilded), and his narrative does not dwell on injustices or pass judgment on those who prospered. Aided by illustrations on every page (and many that are full-or two-page spreads), his chronicle tells how fortunes were made in the age which began in the 1870s and ended in the US in 1929 and how those fortunes were spent, conveying the extravagant, indulgent, competitive spirit of the time. Lavishly produced. 10x12.5" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Alexis Gregory writes for Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Art and Auction and Town and Country. His last book, published by Rizzoli, was Paris de luxe. The Place Vendome.

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