The Mauve Decade: American Life at the End of the Nineteenth Century

The Mauve Decade American Life at the End of the Nineteenth Century Laced with witty anecdotes and epigrams Beer s remarkable cultural history encompasses the wild panoply of the Gilded Age s last decade from high society to the closing of the West First published

  • Title: The Mauve Decade: American Life at the End of the Nineteenth Century
  • Author: Thomas Beer
  • ISBN: 9780786705016
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Laced with witty anecdotes and epigrams, Beer s remarkable cultural history encompasses the wild panoply of the Gilded Age s last decade, from high society to the closing of the West First published 1926 A rich work of literary art, Burton Rascoe, The New York Sun.

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    1. Americans like political leaders who are human circuses, writes Thomas Beer in this reflective memoir of yesteryear, which carries resonance today.Years ago I heard of this book : don't know how, don't know when. The title intrigued me.Mauve.Now there's a saucy colora combo of grey-blue-magenta. Most promising. Or as Mr Whistler said, "Mauve? Mauve is just pink trying to be purple." Author Thomas Beer (1889-1940) plunges into US cultural history - a favorite topic of mine - though this wasnt wha [...]

    2. didn't finish itwould have been fucking hilarious if i had been born in 1865, but just too disorienting (though intermittently funny) in this day and age, with my limited historical knowledge.

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