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Goldberg - Complete Book Of Greed - Strange And Amazing History Of Human Excess (1994)
06-25-2007, 02:02 PM,
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Goldberg - Complete Book Of Greed - Strange And Amazing History Of Human Excess (1994)
This is M. Hirsh Goldberg's amazing book The Complete Book of Greed - The Strange and Amazing History of Human Excess (1994) which reveals the quirks and characters of famous misers, gamblers, investors, spendthrifts, spenders, gold diggers, and billionaires while he talks about the reality of greed. He also philosophizes that greed is unrelenting because it's really a search for spiritual fulfillment and cannot be satisfied through the accumulation of material possessions. His anecdotal format results in an entertaining book, while his scary stories of the effect of greed almost make the reader glad not to be rich. In lighthearted discussions of Pharaohs who took it with them when they went to their tombs, gluttonous Dutch tulip speculators, Imelda Marcos' shoe fetish, bank-robber Willie Sutton, Ivan Boesky, Adnan Khashoggi, and others, Hirsh's brief history of lucre makes it clear that the very rich can be just as stupid as the rest of us. They just have more things to be stupid with. 230 pages. A must read for everyone.

From the back flap:
The author of The Blunder Book and The Book of Lies is back, with a look at the most fascinating and costliest of human vices - greed. From Mary Todd Lincoln's purchase of eighty-four pairs of gloves in one month to Imelda Marcos's famed shoe-shopping sprees, The Complete Book of Greed is a wide-ranging, entertaining exploration of the greatest of mankind's passions. Beginning with the ancient Egyptian pharaohs—who filled their massive burial pyramids with all manner of gold in hopes of literally taking it with them—and continuing on up to today's oil sheiks and corporate chieftains, The Complete Book of Greed is a historical tour of conspicuous consumption. It details the extravagant life-styles of the rich and greedy down through the ages; it gives the stories of the wealthy who mismanaged their fortunes; and it tells how humanity has worked for, fought over, and abused money. Here are:
• the world's biggest spender
• history's stingiest miser
• unusual acquisitive manias and financial panics like the tulip bulb frenzy that consumed seventeenth-century Holland
• the most expensive automobiles ever built
• Wall Street's greatest crooks and heroes
• bizarre and outlandish shopping sprees
and much, much more.
The Complete Book of Greed is a romp through the history of human avarice, an exploration of money lust, and a wonderfully entertaining display of both the humorous and tragic consequences of greed.

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