By (author) Jonathan Schneer
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Thames by Jonathan Schneer
Book Description'The Thames is liquid history' John Burns MP (1858-1943) As the silver thread woven through Britain's centuries, the Thames is the subject of this significant biography. Following its course, geologically and chronologically, THE THAMES will chart the growing importance of the river and some of the dramatic historic events it was central to. Since Tudor times, the Thames has been a key factor in our understanding of the British nation. At Runnymede, in a field by the river, England's barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. At Tilbury, on the banks of the Thames, in 1588, Elizabeth exhorted her troops to defy the Spanish Armada. In dockland, in east London, in 1940, local residents absorbed the full fury of Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe. Hitler tried, and failed, to destroy the Port of London, symbol of British commercial power, reservoir of the material needed to fuel and fund the British war effort. This is a book about a river, but also about the evolution, though not always smooth, of a national identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316861397
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Schneer
Ministers at War, Paperback (March 2016)
An enthralling portrait of a coalition government coming together in the face of the greatest possible crisis
Balfour Declaration, Paperback (August 2011)
Drawing on new research, The Balfour Declaration gets to the heart of the present crisis in the Middle East by going back to the roots of the conflict in a British government communication of autumn of 1917.
London 1900, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Jonathan Schneer
In 1900 London was the capital of an empire that spanned the globe. This text examines the powerful city and its relationship with the British Empire at the turn of the century.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Schneer
Jonathan Schneer was born in New York City. He has taught at Yale University and has written three books about British Labour and most recently a cultural history of London at the turn of the twentieth century entitled LONDON 1900: THE IMPERIAL METROPOLIS.
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