City of London by David Kynaston
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City of London
By David Kynaston

The City of London

A World of Its Own 1815-1890 World of Its Own 1815-1890 v.1

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City of London by David Kynaston

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712662000
ISBN-10: 0712662006
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 153mm x 38mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Kynaston

David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. After graduating from New College Oxford, he studied at the London School of Economics. A professional historian, in addition to the four-volume The City of London, his works include King Labour: A History of the British Working Class, 1850-1914, histories of the Financial Times and the stockbrokers Cazenove & co., and the first two volumes in a planned history of Britain between 1945 and 1979, Austerity Britain, 1945-51 and Family Britain, 1951-57.

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