The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes

Describes the consumption of the Gilded Age.
The Big Spenders The Epic Story of the Rich Rich the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes and How They Spent Their Fortunes Describes the consumption of the Gilded Age

  • Title: The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes
  • Author: Lucius Beebe
  • ISBN: 9781604190069
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes”

    1. The title of the book says it all. This book is about how the super rich of the early Twentieth Century spent their money. Beebe only fleetingly covers the origin of their fortunes. Therefore, the book reads more like salacious gossip rather than a non-biased look at the uber-wealthy. The writing style of the author is also difficult to follow. His vocabulary is unusual and he tries to use affluent terms. I cannot tell if he is genuine in his knowledge of vocabulary; but will give him the benefi [...]

    2. A high readable, if not somewhat rambling and unfocused, anthology of high-living Gilded Age robber barons. It seemed far more profound when I read it in high school.

    3. Wow! I finally finished this "nap inducer." Throughout this book we meet the "magnifcoes" who amassed enormous wealth from railroads, oil, newspapers, mining, banking, etc. during the latter part of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. These people could not spend their money as fast as it was pouring in, and nothing was beyond their reach. Their sense of entitlement grew with their bank accounts. They built fantastic homes in New York, California, Colorado, Nevada, Chicago and establishe [...]

    4. Gilted Age With Tarnished SoulsLighthearted look at the most self centered collection office humanity that the US is likely to ever see again.Wesley Sineath

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