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The big spenders : the epic story of the rich rich, the grandes of America and the magnificoes, and how they spent their fortunes

Author: Lucius Beebe
Publisher: Mount Jackson, Va. : Axios Press, 2009.
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"THE BIG SPENDERS was Lucius Beebe's last, and many think his best, book. In it he describes the lavish spending of the Gilded Age, not from a puritanical perspective, but rather as a theater critic might. One spending spree might be called excessive and tasteless; another might have been excessive, but it was amusing, or a grand spectacle, and tastefully done. Beebe enjoys it all all immensely, and so do his  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucius Beebe
ISBN: 9781604190069 160419006X
OCLC Number: 232982803
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1966.
Description: xxxii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Patroons and Parvenus --
Golden times, Golden Gate --
Pets of the lobster palaces --
The benevolent blackmailer --
Three parties that made headlines --
Magnifico of Maxim's --
How you traveled was who you were --
How to move stylishly --
Good times in the money mountains --
The men --
The plutocrats of Pittsburgh --
Bonanza bazaar --
Misfortune's darling --
Game preserve for the rich --
Fun with real estate.
Responsibility: Lucius Beebe.
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