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Underground: How the Tube Shaped London Hardcover – 25 Oct 2012
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HardCover. Pub Date :2012-10-25 Pages: 288 Language: English Publisher: Allen Lane In 2013 London Underground. the worlds first underground railway. marks its 150th anniversary. This new. lavishly illustrated history is the official anniversary publication of the London Underground. drawing on previously unseen sources and images to celebrate the crucial role of the tube in the creation and everyday life of modern London.London Underground experts David Bownes. Oliver Green and Sam Mullins have a lifelong passion for the city and the Tube. In London Underground 150 they blend social history with the story of the pioneering engineers. designers. and social reformers who created the system. reflecting on the problems of keeping a fast growing city on the move. From providing access to the business heart of the Victorian City of London to the leisure delights of the Edwardian W...
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The scope of the book is far-ranging from the underground's beginnings to the present, covering the people behind the various lines and the impact they had on the population.
As always, you want more information but there's an excellent "Further Reading" section to compensate.
This book should appeal to all but the most knowledgeable.
I was really impressed by the information held within and by how much I never knew about London or the Underground, and I lived in London for 15 years or so in the late 60's early 70's.
The book is well presented in a beautiful hardback cover but unfortunately it comes with a rather flimsy fly cover over it.
All in all a lovely piece off historical facts and modern information and it is well worth reading, over and over again...
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Informative, and beautifully put together.
Bought as soon as I discovered an abridged magazine edition at Victoria Station...