London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People (Paperback)
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London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People (Paperback)

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Jerry White's London in the Twentieth Century, Winner of the Wolfson Prize, is a masterful account of the city's most tumultuous century by its leading expert. In 1901 no other city matched London in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. For its inhabitants, such contradictions and diversity were the defining experience of the next century of dazzling change. In the worlds of work and popular culture, politics and crime, through war, immigration and sexual revolution, Jerry White's richly detailed and captivating history shows how the city shaped their lives and how it in turn was shaped by them.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847924537
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 753 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A wonderful book. I passionately urge people to read it from cover to cover" -- Roy Porter
"A fascinating story and an outstanding contribution to the study of London history" * Spectator *
"Succeeds brilliantly ... lucid and engaging" * Independent *
"Engaging, optimistic and enthusiastic, and very funny" * Daily Telegraph *
"White is plainly fascinated by London, and for anyone who shares that fascination his book offers many rewards" * Times Literary Supplement *

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“London in the Twentieth Century”

An excellent read focusing on the geography, people, economy and lifestyles that make London the great city that it is. Can tell that Jerry White won't have voted for Ken Livingstone in 2008!

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27th December 2008
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