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Old Money

The Mythology of Wealth in America

Nelson Aldrich


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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.

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Allworth, 9781880559642, 340pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1997

About the Author

Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. is the editor of "The American Benefactor."Formerly Paris editor of the" Paris Review," a senior editor at "Harper's magazine," and a reporter for the "Boston Globe," he is a frequent contributor to such publications as "The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, Inc., New England Monthly, " and "Vogue."