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Description - The City Of London Volume 1 by David Kynaston

The acclaimed volume of three, A WORLD OF IT'S OWN tells the story of the city's nineteenth century ascent to its position as the world's leading international financial centre. We see 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, who consolidated the power of Barings. High history is interwoven with 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. Drawing on an unparalleled range of original source material, A WORLD OF ITS OWN brings the City of London for the first time into the mainstream of British and international history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712662000
ISBN-10: 0712662006
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 153mm x 38mm)
Pages: 528
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 at Aldershot in 1951 and educated at Wellington College, New College, Oxford, and the London School of Economics. He has been a professional historian for twenty years. Since 1979 his principal interest has been the city of London, interrupted by three excursions into cricket history. His publications include King Labour- The British Working Class 1850-1914, the historical surveys The Secretary of State and The Chancellor of the Exchequer, and major histories of the Financial Times and of the leading stockbrokers Cazenove & Co.

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