Stephen Birmingham is a preeminent social historian, known for his books The Right People, Real Lace, and The Grandees. He allows his reader unparalleled access to the most exclusive society sets, and tells their stories with great warmth and wit.
A wonderful history of New York manners and newsmakers...as seen from the ornate battlements of [the Dakota]. The New York Review Of Books Readers can revel in vivid description and the satisfying characters that fill these pages. Publishers Weekly Entertaining and well-written... Recommended. Library Journal