Nelson W. Aldrich: Author and Magazine Editor Who Scrutinized His Fellow Heirs to America’s Aristocracy

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Nelson W. Aldrich Jr., Dissector of Old Money, Dies at 86”:

Nelson W. Aldrich Jr., an author and magazine editor who unsparingly scrutinized his fellow heirs to America’s aristocracy, primarily in “Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America,” which one reviewer called “a self-help book for those who have too much,” died at his home in North Stonington, Connecticut.

The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, his daughter Liberty Aldrich said.