High Society explores the intrigue of New York's upper-class society and culture. From Greenwich Village and the Sugar House to Stone Street, author Nick Foulkes unravels Manhattan's past, starting in the early seventeenth century and leading up to the present. With stories of the Vanderbilt, Frick, Morgan, and Astor families and the restaurants, playhouses, galleries, and night clubs where they socialized. The narrative weaves the political, social, and literary moments of the eras, delivering a spectacle of culture beside a poignant selection of photography.
Nick Foulkes is a British historian, author, and journalist. He has written books on subjects as diverse as James Bond and Count d'Orsay, who was the subject of the biography Last Dandies. His other books include a guide to London restaurants; a history of the Marbella Club; The Bentley Miscellany, The Bentley Era, Dunhill by Design, and Dancing Into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo, in addition to The Carlyle, The Trench Book, High Society, Cigar Style and Mikimoto published by Assouline. Hardcover / 9.5 x 11.75"208 Pages, 150 Images
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