London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People

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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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Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of Campbell Bunk, London in the Eighteenth Century: A Great and Monstrous Thing, and Rothschild Buildings. 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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"A fair-minded, illuminating guide. White is plainly fascinated by London, and for anyone who shares that fascination his book offers many rewards."  —Times Literary Supplement

"Succeeds brilliantly. . . weighty, lucid and engaging."  —Independent

"A fascinating story and an outstanding contribution to the study of London history."  —Spectator

"Engaging, optimistic and enthusiastic, and very funny."  —Daily Telegraph

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