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A History Of London In 50 Lives

Author : David Long
ISBN : 9781780745718
Genre : History
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“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.” - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking to unravel the stories locked within each district, London expert David Long turns to the characters that have defined them. From Nanci Astor, Jimmi Hendrix and Harry Gordon Selfridge’s influence on Mayfair, to Karl Marx on Soho, Charles Darin on Bloomsbury, Virginia Woolf on Fitzrovia and Polly the Parrot on Spitalfields, A History of London in 50 Lives, is a positive smorgasbord of the illustrious and notorious.


Author : Sunil Khilnani
ISBN : 9780241208236
Genre : History
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One of the world's most ancient cultures, India can be understood and explained in as many ways as humans can possibly devise. To make sense of this astonishing turmoil of ideas, Sunil Khilnani has created a remarkably simple and attractive solution. In this book (which accompanies a major Radio 4 series which he is narrating) he takes the lives of 50 Indians, starting with the Buddha, some very famous, some more obscure, from the earliest records to the present day, and in a series of short chapters describes what makes them so surprising, curious or important. These are not simply history lessons, but stories rooted in today's India, as Khilnani goes on a quest across contemporary India to find the living traces of these extraordinary individuals.

A History Of London In 100 Places

Author : David Long
ISBN : 9781780744148
Genre : Travel
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Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London’s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations, and Saxon burial grounds to medieval plague pits, Roman barges, and modern business megaliths, each place gives a unique insight into a critical period of London’s evolution. With this detailed guide, readers will discover little-known gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within. Illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white drawings and maps, this is the perfect companion for the armchair explorer as well as anyone wanting to discover the history of London with their feet.

A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters

Author : Gale Eaton
ISBN : 9780884484073
Genre : History
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The History in 50 series explores history by telling thematically linked stories. Each book includes 50 illustrated narrative accounts of people and events some well-known, others often overlooked that, together, build a rich connect-the-dots mosaic and challenge conventional assumptions about how history unfolds. The Fall 2015 list also includes A History of Travel in 50 Vehicles. Future titles include A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries, A History of American Culture in 50 Innovators, A History of the Universe in 50 Milestones, A History of Sports in 50 Athletes, and A History of Progress in 50 Hoaxes. In A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters, Gale Eaton weaves tales of the disasters that happen when civilization and nature collide. Volcanoes, fires, floods, and pandemics have devastated humanity for thousands of years, and human improvements such as molasses holding tanks, insecticides, and deepwater oil rigs have created new, unforeseen hazards yet civilization has advanced not just in spite of these disasters but in part because of them.

A People S History Of London

Author : Lindsey German
ISBN : 9781844678556
Genre : History
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Looks at the famed metropolis' role in history as a center of violence, radical ideas, and liberty, and the many thinkers, heretics, and rebels that have peopled its streets throughout history, including John Wycliffe and Karl Marx.

Bizarre England

Author : Assistant Professor of International Affairs David Long
ISBN : 1782433767
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In this charming book, David Long introduces the reader to some of the oddest and most interesting sights in England. Visit places like Devon's Gnome Reserve, Britain's smallest pub, a church for dragon slayers, a subterranean ballroom, the Phone Box Museum and much more. From weird buildings to eccentric museums and from mystical superstitions to remnants of magical rites, this is a guide to England like no other.Praise for David Long's previous title, Bizarre London:'Bizarre London pummels its bantamweight rivals with knockout clouts of trivia that even this weary correspondent hadn't encountered before.' The Londonist'The best possible start for anyone who wishes to get off the beaten track and under the skin of the hidden city that is modern-day London.' Guardian'David Long's intriguing . . . survey - an attempt to impose order on chaos - lists hundreds of little courtyards and alleys, many almost forgotten among the banks and businesses.' Financial Times

Lost Britain

Author : Assistant Professor of International Affairs David Long
ISBN : 1782434399
Genre : History
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From lost villages and Victorian theaters, to Tudor alleyways and medieval churches, Lost Britain takes you on a journey through some of the extraordinary features of Britain's history which have been forgotten over the centuries.

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