Ultimate Concerns And Other Vanities The legacy of Ledgerock, a Greenwich oasis by Angus MacDonald

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ISBN 101410768015
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The Bonfire of the Vanities is a novel, but it is based on the same sort of detailed on-scene reporting as Wolfe's great nonfiction bestsellers, The Right Stuff, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

And it is every bit as eye-opening in its achievements. NY: Farrar Straus and Company, This is Tom Wolfe's 11th book and some say at his best It is a unique copy being inscribed to a famous NY lamp designer on the front free endpaper, Wolfe has noted: "My hat (drawing of a hat] is off to Ruth Vitow with many thanks Tom Wolfe.".

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