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Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Vada 1940

    Conversational style, lively, erudite.
    Highly recommmmended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    Who Else But Boris?

    Who else but the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to discuss its world-famed sons and daughters? This is an intelligent, decidedly pleasant summer read. And if you're going to London for the Olympics, it's a splendid introduction to the city, ranging from the ancients, such as Boudica and Hadrian, to a swinging contemporary like Keith Richards. Now that's range for "The People Who Made the City That Made the World."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    Terrific book from the Mayor of London

    This was from beginning to end a real treat. Informative, but not dry and dusty. The writer is very skilled and also very funny. It's a great read. I have no reservation recommending it everyone - and in fact I have.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    History textbooks should be written this way

    If Boris Johnson had written the history textbooks I encountered in my early school years, I would have fallen in love with the subject much earlier. Now I must go to London to see the places he describes, although many of the buildings no longer exist. His words had me on-site through many of the events in the lives of the city's most famous residents. This book would make a wonderful gift because it is so entertaining.

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