VANCE PACKARD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1960 - HFSID 18581
Sale Price $288.00
Thank you note to someone who sends him press clippings
Typed Letter signed: "or somesuch/Vance", 1 page, 5½x3½ card. New Canaan, Connecticut, undated. On personal letterhead to Tom in full: "Yesterday my wife asked me who that wonderful man Tom Mahoney is who keeps sending me clips so thoughtfully. I am tremendously grateful even though I don't sit down and write you a thank you note for each packet. Many of the clips you have sent still have not shown up in my regular clipping service run by a couple of ladies who will see a passing reference to me social notes Woburn Banner and miss a three column piece about me in the Cleveland press." Journalist, author and social criticVance Packard (1914-1996) wrote several best-selling books raising issues still topical half a century later. These included The Hidden Persuaders, a critique of modern advertising's power of manipulation, including the use of subliminal messaging. This was followed by The Status Seekers (1959, analyzing American social stratification), The Waste Makers (1960, focused on planned obsolescence), and The Naked Society (1964, examining threats to privacy). The last of his twelve books, The Ultra Rich: How Much is Too Much, was published in 1989.) Lightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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