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The Gilded Leaf: Triumph, Tragedy, and Tobacco: Three Generations of the R. J. Reynolds Family and Fortune

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"The Gilded Leaf" is the riveting, dramatic saga of the R. J. Reynolds tobacco family, one of America's richest and most intensely private clans. R.J ... Show synopsis

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JohnHazard

An Old Story, Told Again and Again

by JohnHazard on Nov 19, 2009

The Gilded Leaf is typical of books written about Old Money families. They all follow the same arc: genius founds business and makes fortune then his nitwit heirs blow it all . The scribner himself is of the fourth generation and is left wondering what went so awfully wrong. This is probably of greatest interest to people in the NC region.

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