London: The Story Of A Great City

Hardcover | April 5, 2016

byJerry White

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No city has a more dramatic history than London: fire, plague, and riots have shaken its spirit, but never brought it down. The extraordinary story unfolds here through a combination of artifacts, maps, documents, paintings, photographs, and unparalleled writing. From its origins as a Roman outpost to its role as a source of inspiration for Dickens, the city’s history is filled with tales of mayhem and power.
 
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No city has a more dramatic history than London: fire, plague, and riots have shaken its spirit, but never brought it down. The extraordinary story unfolds here through a combination of artifacts, maps, documents, paintings, photographs, and unparalleled writing. From its origins as a Roman outpost to its role as a source of inspiratio...

Jerry White is Visiting Professor in London History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the foremost historian of modern London. His London in the 20th Century: a City and Its People (Penguin) won the Wolfson History Prize for 2001; and his bestselling London in the 19th Century: “A Human Awful Wonder of God” (Jonathan Cape)...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Carlton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0233004378

ISBN - 13:9780233004372

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