The City Of London Volume 1: A World of its Own 1815-1890 (Paperback)
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The City Of London Volume 1: A World of its Own 1815-1890 (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 01/06/1995
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A World of Its Own tells the story of the City of London's nineteenth century ascent to its position as the world's leading international financial centre. We witness the rise of the merchant banks, the growth of the Stock Exchange, the internationalism of the money market, and the characters behind these developments, like the mercurial Nathan Rothschild or the dour Joshua Bates. High history is interwoven with high drama: the burning of the Royal Exchange on a snowy night in 1838, the hectic making of fortunes from South American guano; the Baring crisis of 1890, when the city's most respected house was rescued by its keenest rival. A World of Its Own is at once a powerful narrative, peopled with extraordinary characters, and a brilliant work of social and economic history.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780712662000
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 713 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Exceptionally readable...a colourful narrative full of well-judged extracts from contemporary material" * Financial Times *
"An absorbing read, full of good quotations and riveting anecdote... A significant piece of scholarship" * English Historical Review *
"It would be difficult to conceive a more lucid or entertaining study of a subject both immensely complex and of the greatest historical importance" * Daily Telegraph *
"Charlotte Bronte once wrote: "At the West End you may be amused, but in the City you are deeply excited." A better blurb for this book is hard to imagine... Wonderfully vivid" * Mail on Sunday *
"It's rare to be able to say that a historical book is positively life-enhancing but David Kynaston, in his vivacious yet measured book, has proved that he is a rare kind of writer" * Times Literary Supplement *

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