Who Killed Society?

Who Killed Society?

Who Killed Society?

Who Killed Society?

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CONTENTS

Forty-eight pages of photographs, by Slim Aarons, Jerome Zerbe and others, can be found in groups following pages 88, 248, and 408.

THE "FOUR HUNDRED" Front endpaper

COATS OF ARMS Back endpaper

PART ONE TITLE SEARCH

I. SOCIETY -- From the First Settlers to the International Setters 3

II. ARISTOCRACY -- From Codfish to Coats of Arms 59

III. CELEBRITY -- The Arbiters Are Biting: From Gibson Girl to Glamour Girl 107

IV. SOCIAL SECURITY -- Clubs and Titles: From the Union Suit to the Windsor Knot 189

PART TWO FAMILY CIRCLE?

V. NEW ENGLAND AND THE OLD SOUTH -- From Cabots, Lowells and Adamses to Byrds, Randolphs and Lees 249

VI. NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA AND POINTS WEST -- From Roosevelts, Du Ponts and Biddles to Ryans, Mellons and Phippses 314

VII. MIDWEST, SOUTHWEST AND FAR WEST -- From Rocke- fellers, McCormicks and Fields to Big Fours and Little Fours 368

VIII. FULL CYCLE - From Jewish Grand Dukes Back to Astors, Vanderbilts and Whitneys and the Last of the Firsts 442

PART THREE THE PEOPLE'S CASE

IX. MONEY, MANNERS AND NIORALS 517

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND INDEX 553

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