From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book was more than acceptable. Completely fit the description!Published 2 months ago by David Anderson
For anyone who wants to know where and how consumer America got its start, this is the book.Published 20 months ago by Louise Milone
Probably one of the most thorough and comprehensive books ever written on the roots of American commercial manipulation during these formative years.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very well done. Informative, engaging, a pleasure to read; and all too relevant to our own times. This is a very satisfying, as well as thought-provoking read.Published on August 31, 2012 by Anonymous
Once you read one page of this, I guarantee you won't want to read another. In this book, William Leach goes list-crazy, where paragraphs consist of sentence after sentence of... Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Kevin Teeple
W.R. Leach writes about the beginning of consumerism in the U.S. around 1910/20. He writes with much verve about his theme, which makes the book an ageeable read. Read morePublished on June 6, 2004
This has got to be the most boring book in the world!!!! I have to read it for one of my college courses and it is very nauseating. Read morePublished on February 5, 2003
In William Leach's Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture the author ignores the topic of leisure by making it self-evident through consumerism. Read morePublished on December 8, 2001 by Pop Curious