London In The Twentieth Century: A City And Its People

October 24, 2017|
London In The Twentieth Century: A City And Its People by Jerry White
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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.

Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of an acclaimed trilogy of London from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. His more recent books include Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison and Zeppelin Nights, a social history of London during the Fir...
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Title:London In The Twentieth Century: A City And Its People
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:560 pages, 9.2 X 6 X 1.7 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 9.2 X 6 X 1.7 in
Published:October 24, 2017
Publisher:Random House UK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847924537

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