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Vance Packard • 22 Items / 12 Books, 8 Articles, 2 Reviews
The Status Seekers (1959)
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Published Reviews
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    Alarm Clock for American Dream (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    The Saturday Review, May 2, 1959, p. 20
  2. Views & Reviews
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    Vance Packard Discovers America (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    The Reporter, July 9, 1959, pp. 31-33
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    Kitsch Sociology (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1959, pp. 480-483
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    Up the Social Ladder (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    The New Republic, June 15, 1959, pp. 18-19
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    Status, or How to be More Equal (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    National Review, June 20, 1959, p. 150
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    Quo Status? (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    Encounter, May 1960, pp. 71-73
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    Popular Sociology (Review)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    Commentary, September 1959, pp. 268-269
  8. Books and the Arts
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    Of Time and the Ostrich (3 Reviews)
    The Hidden Persuaders, by Vance Packard
    1. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
    2. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    3. The Waste Makers by Vance Packard
    The Nation, January 28, 1961, p. 82
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    Victims of Statistical Illusion (3 Reviews)
    The Status Seekers, by Vance Packard
    1. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    2. The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
    3. The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills
    The Freeman, August 1959, pp. 55-57
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    Books for Summer Reading (4 Reviews)
    The Years with Ross, by James Thurber
    1. The Years with Ross by James Thurber
    2. The Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell
    3. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    4. The Curse of the Misbegotten~Eugene O'Neill by Croswell Bowen and Shane O'Neill
    The Saturday Review, June 13, 1959, p. 14
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (7 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Unity, 1942-1944 by Charles de Gaulle
    2. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    3. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
    4. The Crossing of Antarctica by Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary
    5. Points of View by W. Somerset Maugham
    6. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    7. Spinster by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1959, pp. 90-96
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    The Portrait of Zelide, by Geoffrey Scott
    1. The Portrait of Zelide by Geoffrey Scott
    2. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
    3. All the Conspirators by Christopher Isherwood
    4. The Optimist by Herbert Gold
    5. Providence Island by Jacquetta H. Hawkes
    6. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard
    7. Joy Ride by Dwight Taylor
    8. Tolstoy or Dostoevsky by George Steiner
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1959, pp. 96-99