America"s secret aristocracy

by Stephen Birmingham

Publisher: Little, Brown in Boston

Written in English
Cover of: America
Published: Pages: 334 Downloads: 334
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  • United States


  • Upper class -- United States -- History,
  • United States -- Social life and customs,
  • United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

StatementStephen Birmingham.
LC ClassificationsE161 .B52 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination334 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2375938M
ISBN 100316096504
LC Control Number87004229

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