London Rising: The Men Who Made Modern London

London Rising: The Men Who Made Modern London

by Leo Hollis

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802716323
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Leo Hollis is a writer and editor. This is his first book. He was born in London and continues to make it his home.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Introduction     1
Children of the Civil War
The Greatest Hazard that Ever the Youth of England Saw     11
A Quiet Revolution     35
The Rise and Fall of Restoration London
Restoration and Renewal     59
The Two Cities     83
London Was, But Is No More     111
Resurgam
Measuring the City     135
The Surveyor-General     157
The Making of Modern London
The City of Speculation     187
Ancient and Modern     206
Raised in Extremes     224
Looks Like a Revolution     245
London Reborn
Melting It Down and Making It Anew     275
The London Revolution     295
The Phoenix Is Risen     315
Endings     338
Notes     351
Bibliography     360
Acknowledgements     375
Index     376

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