Jerry White's London in the Twentieth Century, Winner of the Wolfson Prize, is a masterful account of the city’s most tumultuous century by its leading expert.
In 1901 no other city matched London in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. For its inhabitants, such contradictions and diversity were the defining experience of the next century of dazzling change.
In the worlds of work and popular culture, politics and crime, through war, immigration and sexual revolution, Jerry White’s richly detailed and captivating history shows how the city shaped their lives and how it in turn was shaped by them.
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Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London, and has been writing about the city for over thirty years. His London in the Twentieth Century won the Wolfson Prize in 2001 and his London in the Eighteenth Century completed the acclaimed trilogy in 2012. His more recent books include Zeppelin Nights, a social history of London during the First World War, and Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison. 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.Review:
"A wonderful book. I passionately urge people to read it from cover to cover." —Roy Porter
"A fascinating story and an outstanding contribution to the study of London history." —Spectator
"Succeeds brilliantly . . . lucid and engaging." —Independent
"Engaging, optimistic and enthusiastic, and very funny." —Daily Telegraph
"White is plainly fascinated by London, and for anyone who shares that fascination his book offers many rewards." —Times Literary Supplement
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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0140275282I5N00
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