Who Killed Society?
Place Published: New York, N.Y.:
Publisher: Harper & Brothers,
Date Published: 1960.
Description: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. "The warfare of Celebrity with Aristocracy in America--from the 'First Families' to the Four Hundred' to 'Public-ciety.' 599 pages with index plus 48 pages of black & white photos. Includes "The Four Hundred" List and Registered/Proved Coat of Arms. The book is in VERY GOOD condition light wear on spine ends and corners, owners name on FFEP, with light soil marks on the top page edges. The dust jacket is in GOOD condition with small open tear on top spine end, small closed tear on lower flap fold end, small open tear top fold back edge, small closed tear on top back spine side that is taped on inside, and small tearing and chipping on edges and corners, and a small abrasion on front top left corner. Not price-clipped. This is the author's third book in the trilogy which included first THE PROPER BOSTONIANS and then THE LAST RESORTS. JMVINTAGE specializes in Books, Magazines and Treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and..other curious subjects. The reads: "Here, from the authoritative hand of one of America's foremost social historians, is the most informative, comprehensive and entertaining book ever published on the American social scene. Here is the complete history of American 'Society'-all the way from the convening of a 'Grand Jury of Grandes Dames' to the final 'True Bill,' including the specific counts of 'Money, Manners and Morals.' Here, too, is the history of American 'Celebrity'-one which not only includes 'Society' but goes all the way from Virginia's 'FFV's' to California's 'Big Four,' from the Mayflower to the distinguished Jewish 'Grand Dukes,' from Pocahontas to Grace Kelly. And here, best of all, is the generation by-generation saga of the doings and undoings of America's 'Good Families'-'the ones,' as the author says, 'that used to be better.' There are also the inspiring records of achievement-'unmatched' says the author, 'by any titled Aristocracy anywhere in the world'-of the Rockefellers and the Du Pants, the Cabots and the Lowells, the Adamses and the Byrds, the Morgans and the Mellons, the Crockers and the Strauses, and indeed all the country's 'Aristocrats' who have moved through what the author calls 'the age-old process from Celebrity to Society to Aristocracy.'"Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Good dj
Book Id: 18203