A Study of the Species
by William Davis
Sidgwick & Jackson, 1982, [First Edition], ISBN 0283988657, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping (see photographs)
“In this witty and urbane study, William Davis draws on thirty years’ experience in financial journalism to present a sharply observed portrait of the rich. He looks at their ambitions and methods, their pleasures and ego trips, their status symbols and eccentricities, their fears and their hang-ups. He also passes on some of their advice and assesses their present and future role in society.
The Rich is not an enthusiastic and indiscriminate attempt to justify all they do, or indeed a paean of praise to wealth itself – the author fully recognises that this has its ugly side. His book is a well-informed and highly personalised view of people who, despite all today’s political, social and economic pressures, still have a great influence in the world in which we live. This is an immensely readable contribution, with its strong international flavour, to a debate which is likely to continue world-wide for a long time to come.”