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The City of London: Volume I: A World of Its Own 1815-1890 (History of the City #1)

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A World of Its Own tells the story of the City of London's nineteenth century ascent to its position as the world's leading international financial centre. We witness the rise of the merchant banks, the growth of the Stock Exchange, the internationalism of the money market, and the characters behind these developments, like the mercurial Nathan Rothschild or the dour Joshu ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Pimlico (first published February 3rd 1994)
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David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written eighteen books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and W.G.'s Birthday Party, an account of the Gentleman vs. the Players at Lord's in July 1898. He is the author of Austerity Britain, 1945-51, the first title in a series of books covering the ...more
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History of the City (4 books)
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  • The City of London, Volume IV: A Club No More 1945-2000

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