London in the Twentieth Century
A City and Its People
By (author) Jerry White
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London in the Twentieth Century by Jerry White
Book DescriptionIn 1901, London was the greatest city the world had seen in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. London in 2001 was no longer among the world's very largest cities, but was still one where vast wealth was displayed - alongside beggars sleeping rough. Such paradoxes are among the defining experiences of living in London in this extraordinary century, and in this colourful book Jerry White tells the story not just of London, but of Londoners too. He examines the changes to the worlds of work, transport, popular culture, politics and government and shows how London affects its inhabitants, shaping their lives and being shaped in turn by them. Beautifully illustrated and with a wealth of detail, this is a definitive and highly readable history of London in the twentieth century. Winner of the Wolfson History Prize.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845951269
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerry White
Mansions of Misery, Hardback (October 2016)
Introduces us to the Marshalsea's prisoners - rich and poor; men and women; spongers, fraudsters and innocents. This book helps to get to know the trumpeter John Grano who wined and dined with the prison governor and continued to compose music whilst other prisoners were tortured and starved to death. It gives us a cross-section of London.
London in the Nineteenth Century, Paperback (October 2016)
London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its growth was stupendous. Its wealth was dazzling. This was the London of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday and Disraeli. In this book, we witness the city's metamorphosis over the course of the century through the daily lives of its inhabitants.
London in the Twentieth Century, Paperback (October 2016)View all books by Jerry White
In 1901 no other city matched London in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. In the worlds of work and popular culture, politics and crime, through war, immigration and sexual revolution, this history shows how the city shaped their lives and how it in turn was shaped by them.
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Author Biography - Jerry White
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 most recent book is Zeppelin Nights, a social history of London during the First World War. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by the University of London in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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