The wrong kind of money

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The Wrong Kind of Money brings to vivid life Jules Liebling, the patriarch - shrewd, cynical, coming from the shtetls of Russia to scale the ladder of success in the New World. His wife, Hannah Sachs - daughter of a proud German-Jewish clan, who proves to be even more iron-willed than he in seizing and holding power. Her younger sister, with whom Hannah strikes a bargain that puts Jules to shame. Cyril, the son scorned by his father as a playboy. Noah, the good son, who is forced to fight to become his own man. Ruth, a daughter on the brink of personal ruin, going from lover to lover and indulgence to indulgence. Noah's non-Jewish wife, who learns to manipulate Wasp society to gain the Lieblings entry into their world. And the young granddaughter who comes home with a beautiful, erotically enticing friend and plunges the family into a crisis they may not survive. Along with his intimately authentic depiction of New York's upper-class ambience, Stephen Birmingham explores the dynamics of an extraordinary family, revealing their remarkable successes and the shameful secrets hidden in shadows of the past.
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Grouping Titlewrong kind of money
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display_descriptionA gripping novel of dark family secrets, bigotry, lust, and lies set in the world of the phenomenally wealthy The Liebling family is among the wealthiest in New York, but in the eyes of "old money" gentile aristocrats like the patrician Van Degans, they will always be lower-class Jewish nouveau riche-especially since it's common knowledge that patriarch Jules Liebling built the powerful Ingraham Corporation from the profits he made selling liquor during Prohibition while in cahoots with dangerous mobsters. Jules is long dead and his widow, Hannah, runs the business with a tyrannical hand. Hannah is reluctant to turn over the reins to the heir apparent, her capable son Noah, despite the fact that she is now well into her eighties. But when Noah's wife, Carol, meets Georgette Van Degan for lunch at Le Cirque, gossip circulates around Manhattan about a thaw between the families and, quite possibly, a partnership. As rumors fly, family skeletons on both sides are exposed, leading to jealousy, betrayal, and even violence. Author Stephen Birmingham explores the dark side of wealth, family, and privilege in The Wrong Kind of Money, brilliantly displaying his phenomenal storytelling skill along with his intimate knowledge of the lives of America's aristocrats.
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hoopla:MWT11528306eBookeBookEnglishOpen Road Media, 2015.1 online resource
ils:.b37257316BookBooksUndeterminedDutton, 1997.406 pages.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Family corporations -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Jewish families -- Fiction
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Liquor industry -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Liquors -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Upper class -- United States -- Fiction
title_displayThe wrong kind of money
title_fullThe wrong kind of money / Stephen Birmingham
Wrong kind of money [electronic resource] / Stephen Birmingham
title_shortThe wrong kind of money
topic_facetElectronic books
Family corporations
Jewish families
Liquor industry
Social life and customs
Upper class