Library Journal selected Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture by Larry Samuel as a ‘Worthy Extra’ in their Best of 2009 Business Books.
Book You May Not Be in the Mood To Read Right Now, But Which is Nonetheless Fascinating
Samuel, Larry. Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture. AMACOM. 320p. photogs. index. bibliog. ISBN 978-0-8144-1362-3. $24.95.
Samuel (founder, Culture Planning, LLC) has been called the “anthropologist of plutocrats”; here he offers a history of the American rich that is all the more compelling for its reminder that, even in the midst of recession and crisis, the rich are always with us. (LJ 5/15/09)