Books: U. S. Plutocracy

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THE ROBBER BARONS—Matthew Josephson— Harcourt, Brace ($3). The roots of any family tree, of any aristocracy, are planted in the dirt. But the humble or scandalous beginnings of an old family, a settled society, are well covered. Not so the great names of U. S. plutocracy, whose mightiest growths are a matter of two or three generations, their naked progress still quite perceptible to the curious eye. And one by one these financial giants have had their share of homage and vituperation. Author Josephson comes neither to bury nor praise them; as...

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