Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture

Finalist, National Book Awards 1993 for Nonfiction

Land of Desire- Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture by William Leach book cover
ISBN 9780394543505
Vintage | Pantheon
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This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America’s transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition.

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