The Very Rich is not a book of economics. It is rich with stories of people in all ages who have been blessed, cursed or possessed by huge fortunes. It concentrates on personal fortunes rather than public or institutional wealth. Because private wealth has played a greater role in the building of the USA than any other country, the history pays special attention to the American rich. With more than 300 illustrations, you are transported inside the private properties of the sedan-chair, pony-cart and jet set rich.

The Very Rich
A History of Wealth 
Joseph J. Thorndike Jr.
Hardcover in Slipcase
Copyright 1976
352 pages
11 3/4" x 8 3/4"

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