Books: The Duck with the Bucks

UNCLE SCROOGE MCDUCK: HIS LIFE AND TIMES

by Carl Barks; Celestial Arts; 374 pages; $159.95

Estimates of his fortune vary. The last count was one multiplujillion, nine obsquatumatillion, six hundred twenty-three dollars and sixty-two cents. He may or may not have more money than anybody else, but one thing is certain: he is the richest duck in the world. Donald, his nephew, has more marquee value, but, much in the manner of movie stars, he has squandered his earnings. Uncle Scrooge McDuck, of Scots ancestry and American pioneer tradition, has never let go of a dime—not even the first one he ever...

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