The City Of London Volume 1

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Februar 2015



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 Joshua Bates.

High history is interwoven with high drama: the burning of the Royal Exchange on a snowy night in 1838, the hectic making of fortunes from South American guano; the Baring crisis of 1890, when the city's most respected house was rescued by its keenest rival. A World of Its Own is at once a powerful narrative, peopled with extraordinary characters, and a brilliant work of social and economic history.


David Kynaston


It's rare to be able to say that a historical book is positively life-enhancing but David Kynaston, in his vivacious yet measured book, has proved that he is a rare kind of writer
EAN: 9781448112296
Untertitel: A World of its Own 1815-1890. EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 512 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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