The City of London: A Club No More, 1945-2000

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Pimlico, Mar 1, 2002 - Financial institutions - 886 pages
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'Like its three predecessors, A Club No More is a work of breathtaking scope and accomplishment.' D J Taylor, Independent 'Magisterial ... Kynaston is compulsively readable on all the great city scandals of recent years. But apart from anything else, his final volume is worth reading as a social documentary of our times.' Observer 'The fifty or so years which are chronicled here in impressive detail were momentous ones for the City.. .an outstanding achievement.' TLS 'The four volumes of his City history of the last 200 years are a splendid achievement ... invaluable.' Howard Davies, The Times 'It is a good story, superbly told by Kynaston, who holds together a very diverse narrative with considerable skill. Its greatest merit is that it can be read by specialist and non-specialist alike.' Financial Times 'With this volume, there ends the most interesting and original piece of history writing of our times.' James Buchan, Evening Standard 'As complete and as readable a record of the City's life as we could ever hope for...a remarkable exercise of scholarship and observation.' Literary Review 'Like the earlier volumes, this book is rich in detail and splendidly entertaining.. .Kynaston relates these events with great verve.' Sunday Telegraph 'David Kynaston chronicles these changes with elegance, detachment and wit, and striking flashes of perception ... a masterpiece of sharp social observation.' Jonathan Sumption, Spectator

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Educated at Wellington College, New College, Oxford, and the LSE, David Kynaston has been a professional historian since 1973. He is now a visiting professor at the University of Sussex and at the City University Business School. Since the late 1970s his main focus has been the City of London, on which he has written widely.

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