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The Big Spenders

by Lucius Beebe

The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes is a fun and enlightening portrait of several wealthy Americans and their spending habits during the Gilded Age. This was Lucius Beebe's last, and arguably his best, book. Born of wealthy stock himself, Beebe enjoys taking a critical look at the richest families in American history, whether it is James Gordon Bennett buying a Monte Carlo restaurant after being refused a seat by the window, or Spencer Penrose reminding himself not to spend more than one million dollars the next day.

• Printed in the USA.

• Paperback, 510 Pages with 18 black and white photos and illustrations.

• Measures: 9"H x 6"W x 1"D

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