A brilliant, acclaimed book which examines one of the world's greatest cities during one of the most tumultuous centuries—winner of the Wolfson History prize. In 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 colorful 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 20th century.
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Beautifully illustrated, this highly readable history of London in the tumultuous last century examines the changes the city underwent in the worlds of work, transport, popular culture, politics and government.About the Author:
Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London. His London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People won the Wolfson History Prize in 2001 and his bestselling London in the Nineteenth Century was published to critical acclaim in 2007, followed by London in the Eighteenth Century in 2012. His oral histories, Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block 1887-1920 (which won the Jewish Chronicle non-fiction book prize in 1980) and Campbell Bunk: the Worst Street in North London Between the Wars, were reprinted by Pimlico in 2003. 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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Book Description Random House UK, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111845951263
Book Description Random House UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1845951263 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1687953