The art of buy­ing power . . . . . 26

The Washington Times Weekly - - Page Two -

Rogu­ish busi­ness lead­ers, vast in­come gaps and hor­ren­dous work­ing con­di­tions. Sounds like a novel by Charles Dick­ens or Mark Twain. Ac­tu­ally, those words de­scribe a new book on an ex­traor­di­nar­ily im­por­tant and color­ful pe­riod of Amer­i­can his­tory. Jack Beatty’s pas­sion­ate anal­y­sis of the events of that era paints a vivid pic­ture and makes “Age of Be­trayal: The Tri­umph of Money in Amer­ica, 1865-1900,” worth read­ing.

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