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The City of London, Volume 3: Illusions of Gold, 1914-1945 (History of the City #3)

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Illusions of Gold, the third volume of David Kynaston's magnificent quartet, The City of London, sweeps us from 1914 to 1945, through years of fluctuating fortunes that began with the City at an all-time high, and ended with the 'Square Mile' ravaged by bombs, at its lowest ebb ever.

With unerring judgement and story-telling verve, Kynaston takes us through the City's vain
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Paperback, 592 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Pimlico (first published July 1st 1999)
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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)
  • The City of London, Volume 1: A World of Its Own, 1815-1890
  • The City of London, Volume 2: Golden Years, 1890-1914
  • The City of London, Volume 4: A Club No More, 1945-2000