The rich : from slaves to super yachts : a 2,000-year history / John Kampfner.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2015.
ISBN: 9780349139081 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2014.
'The Rich' is the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money. Starting with the Romans and Ancient Egypt and culminating with the oligarchies of modern Russia and China, it compares and contrasts the rich and powerful down the ages and around the world. What unites them? Have the same instincts of entrepreneurship, ambition, vanity, greed and philanthropy applied throughout?
xxv, 454 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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