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City of London: The History by [Kynaston, David]
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"The story is never dry, for Kynaston tells it as human drama... This is economic history at its most glittering." (Simon Jenkins The Times)

"A work of breathtaking scope and accomplishment" (D.J. Taylor Independent)

"Magisterial... Kynaston is compulsively readable on all the great City scandals." (William Keegan Observer)

"No one knows more secrets about the City of London than David Kynaston... about what goes on behind the copper-plate facades of old City firms, or in the boardrooms of the gleaming glasshouses. Kynaston is the historian of the City." (Peter Oborne Sunday Express)

"Everyone should read David Kynaston's riveting history of the City: a subject too important to be left to the bankers." (John Lanchester, author of Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No one Can Pay)

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David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001, is a modern classic. Skilfully edited into a single volume by David Milner, it tells a story as dramatic as any novel, while explaining the mysteries of the financial world in a way that we can all understand.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6241 KB
  • Print Length: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (31 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MXDBDC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have to agree with the 'frustrating' review. This is an excellent and surprisingly involving history of the financial powerhouse of the world. It is well written and balances an overview of the modern age's formation with particular anecdotes and personalities. BUT it desperately needs a glossary of terms. I work in fund management and yet even to me many of the terms are archaic or have now taken on different meanings. Perhaps the book is a victim of its otherwise excellent editing: apparently this was originally a quartet of books and maybe the longer volumes fleshed out some of the mechanics in greater detail. Perhaps it is a victim of its intrinsically complex subject matter and has opted to plough forward frictionless through centuries of information-overload. Either way too much is taken for granted which is a shame because for a little more explication this could be a really accessible and topical history. Enough for television producers to think about a series.
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Great book in excellent condition
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for a cut down four volume oeuvre it is worth the money . a bit dry for me but what did I expect.
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great product
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I have not managed to finish it yet but another great book from masterful writer.
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