A student of splendid gestures and massive elegance among the well-to-do of the world need not look in The Big Spenders for mention of the charitable bequests of the Rockefellers, the endowments, foundations and benevolence of Carnegies, Harknesses and Fords or any chronicle of moneyed good works generally. The authors' concern has been with more wordy and less sanctified expenditures. The people of "The Big Spenders" mostly brushed their teeth with vintage champagne and their valets polished the soles as well as the uppers of their boots, in case the master wanted to cross his legs.
The Big Spenders The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificos and How They Spent Their Fortunes (Temporarily Out of Stock) Lucius Beebe Copyright 1966 404 pages 9 1/2" x 6 1//2"
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