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London in the Twentieth Century - A City and Its People (Paperback, New ed)
London in the Twentieth Century - A City and Its People (Paperback, New ed): Jerry White

London in the Twentieth Century - A City and Its People (Paperback, New ed)

Jerry White

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London ended the twentieth century as it had begun it: a city of paradox. In 1901 it 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 a one where vast wealth was displayed – alongside beggars sleeping rough.

Such paradoxes are among the defining experiences of living in London, and in this colourful book, Jerry White tells the story not just of London, but of the Londoner too. He examines the changes in the worlds of work, transport, popular culture, policing and crime, politics and government, and shows how immigration has made London a truly global city. Above all, he shows how London affects its inhabitants, shaping their lives and being shaped by them in turn.

Beautifully illustrated and with a wealth of detail, this is a definitive and highly readable history of London in the twentieth century.

General

Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2002
Authors: Jerry White
Dimensions: 233 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
Edition: New ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-027528-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-14-027528-2
Barcode: 9780140275285

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