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Them and us : the American invasion of British high society

Author: Charles Jennings
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1880 and 1939 the two great forces of the western world collided. Them and Us is the story of that social upheaval. It is a tale of how the United States sold its heiresses into ennobled slavery at the turn of the century, found the tables turned around the time of the First World War, and ended up subjugating smart society to the "Almighty Dollar" in the 1930s. It is about prejudice, fear, bitchiness,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Jennings
ISBN: 9780750943567 0750943564 9780750943574 0750943572
OCLC Number: 132318544
Description: xi, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Young America --
The Old World --
The first marriages --
Behaving badly --
The Americans settle in --
High water --
Astor --
The War --
Castles and more --
Changes --
The new wave --
The Prince --
The American set --
Endgame.
Responsibility: Charles Jennings.

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Presents a story of social upheaval, of the transformation which took place when British high society - that bastion against the forces of the New - gave in to America. This book looks at the  Read more...

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