Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture by Larry Samuel

By Larry Samuel

As american citizens, now we have been taught to be enthusiastic about funds and the folk who've it. we're fascinated by what they purchase, the place they holiday, and what separates them from the remainder of us. wealthy places the yankee obsession with all issues cash into much-needed standpoint and context, exposing the origins of the higher type. The booklet strains the background of the yank wealthy from 1920 as much as this present day, studying the who, what, while, the place, and why of the rich elite. With its 1000s of compelling, real-life tales, wealthy bargains a desirable window into this global few ever see. Samuel delves into the secrets and techniques concerning the wealthy and well-known: Who have been the Gateses, Bransons, and Trumps (and even Paris Hiltons) of the prior? How did the wealthy sing their own praises their prestige? What did they splurge on and the way did they scrimp whilst instances acquired tricky? wealthy additionally explores the increase of the 1st mass prosperous classification in the US and the digital dying of previous funds as we knew it. Enlightening and sometimes astounding, wealthy offers us a deeper figuring out of our country's wealthiest and such a lot enigmatic category.

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125 Footmen (2) . . . . . . 75 each Useful man . . . . . . . . . . 60 Parlor maid . . . . . . . . . . 50 THIS SIDE OF PA RADISE: 1920 –1929 27 Housemaids (3) . . . . 50 each Laundresses (2) . . . . . . 55/60 French maid . . . . . . . . . 55 Valet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Chauffeurs (2) . . . . . 125/130 Gardeners (2) . . . . . . 100/80 In addition to this $1,515 a month, the Newportite paid almost as much to feed the staff—$2 a day, or $1,080 a month for the eighteen in the house (the gardeners fended for themselves).

125 Second cook . . . . . . . . . 70 Kitchen maids (2) . . . 50 each Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Footmen (2) . . . . . . 75 each Useful man . . . . . . . . . . 60 Parlor maid . . . . . . . . . . 50 THIS SIDE OF PA RADISE: 1920 –1929 27 Housemaids (3) . . . . 50 each Laundresses (2) . . . . . . 55/60 French maid . . . . . . . . . 55 Valet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Chauffeurs (2) . . . . .

70 Kitchen maids (2) . . . 50 each Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Footmen (2) . . . . . . 75 each Useful man . . . . . . . . . . 60 Parlor maid . . . . . . . . . . 50 THIS SIDE OF PA RADISE: 1920 –1929 27 Housemaids (3) . . . . 50 each Laundresses (2) . . . . . . 55/60 French maid . . . . . . . . . 55 Valet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Chauffeurs (2) . . . . . 125/130 Gardeners (2) . . . . . .

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