Making of Modern London

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In this magnificent introduction to the last 200 years of London’s momentous history, the authors skillfully combine living memory with diligent historical research to record the city of London from Dickens’s time to the present day.

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Overview

In this magnificent introduction to the last 200 years of London’s momentous history, the authors skillfully combine living memory with diligent historical research to record the city of London from Dickens’s time to the present day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780091920043
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Weightman is the director of the television series The Making of Modern London, and the author of The Frozen Water Trade, London's Thames, and Signor Marconi's Magic Box. Steve Humphries is an oral historian and the author of A Secret World of Sex and All Quiet on the Home Front.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
The Heart of the Empire 1815-1914
The Influence of the City     3
The West End - from Season to Shopping Centre     18
The Rise and Fall of the East End     35
The Horse and the Railway     52
The Making of the Suburbs     69
Riots and Reform     84
Boomtown London 1914-1939
The Invasion of London     101
Empire and Electricity     124
The Heyday of London Transport     145
The Battle for the Suburbs     165
Ideal Homes     185
A Brave New World     205
Surviving the Blitz 1939-1945
In the Front Line     225
The Battle for London     246
Living with the Blitz     267
The Road to Victory     287
The Final Terror     306
A New Life     324
London Transformed 1945-2007
Imperial Sunset     339
Style Capital     358
The New Office World     381
Moving Out     405
The Promised Land     428
Inner-city Dream     454
Bibliography     481
List of illustrations     488
Index     490
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