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ISBN:1845298756
Author: Jon E. Lewis
ISBN13: 978-1845298753
Title: London: the Autobiography
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Language: English
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Publisher: Constable (October 30, 2008)
Pages: 480

London: the Autobiography by Jon E. Lewis



London: An Autobiography is nothing if not an ambitious attempt to anthologize short passages from the Roman era to the present that explain how this metropolis came to be. Yes, I enjoyed reading it, but I would say it's a book made to be sold in airports for tired travelers with short attention spans. Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history are sold worldwide. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with h Jon E.

From Roman times to the 21st century, Londoners and visitors to the city have recounted the extraordinary events, everyday life and character of this unique and influential city - from politics, culture, sport, religion, and reportage. Praise for Jon E Lewis: 'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army. Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.

Jon E. Lewis is the author of numerous books in the Autobiography series including England: The Autobiography, London: The Autobiography and The Autobiography of the British Soldier. Praise for his previous books. England: The Autobiography: ‘A triumph. Saul David, author of Victoria’s Army. The British Solider: The Autobiography: ‘This thoughtful compilation. almost unbearably moving.

Personal Name: Lewis, Jon . 1961-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Praise for Jon E Lewis: 'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army 'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book. Daily Express compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph show more. Praise for his previous books England: The Autobiography: ‘A triumph. Saul David, author of Victoria’s Army The British Solider: The Autobiography: ‘This thoughtful compilation. Guardian ‘ compelling tommy’s eye view of wa. Daily Telegraph ‘What a book. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

lt;1 London: The Autobiography will prove a useful resource for teaching courses on Literary London, because despite its odd name (which Jon Lewis perhaps intends to augment Ackroyd’s equally anthropomorphic London: The Biography), it is essentially a lengthy and very varied collection of predominantly first-hand writings about London from the Roman period to the present (or as historians would call them . Overall, I found this book enjoyable to dip into, a convenient resource for sampling how London life has been witnessed and very useful to show students how London has been written about in non-literary forms compared to the way that London writers have transformed the same material.

London: The Autobiography tells the story of the world’s greatest city through the people who were there. From Boudicca’s savage raid on Roman London in 60AD to the bombing of 7/7, London speaks for itself. See all Product description.

In "London: The Autobiography" the life of the capital is told, for the first time, by those who made it and saw it at first hand. From Roman times to the 21st century, Londoners and visitors to the city have recounted the extraordinary events, everyday life and character of this unique and influential city - from politics, culture, sport, religion, and reportage. This book brings to vivid life the human trial of the capital including invasions by the Vikings, the brutal execution of Sir Thomas More, the sight of a whale swimming up the Thames and the rebuilding of St Paul's by Sir Christopher Wren, as well as the everyday life of the city. This book includes contributions from George Orwell, Martin Amis, Dr Johnson, Karl Marx, Winston Churchill, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Virginia Woolfe, George Melly, Tacitus, Samuel Pepys, and many others.Packed with personality and character, this book is a must-buy for anyone interested in London as well as a wonderful story of the city at the heart of the nation. Praise for Jon E Lewis: 'A triumph' - Saul David, author of "Victoria's Army". 'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book' - "Daily Express". '[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' - "Daily Telegraph".