Golden Years 1890-1914
The second volume of David Kynaston's critically acclaimed history of the City, this is a fascinating journey into the financial heart of London through the golden years, 1890- 1914.
Between 1890 and 1914 the City of London was all dominant as Britain's legendary gold standard reigned supreme across the globe. Golden Years anatomises an elite at the height of its powers. Combining brilliant scholarship with high entertainment, and drawing on an unparalleled range of original sources, David Kynaston brings the city triumphant into the mainstream of British and world history.
“[An] enthralling history...He illustrates it with rich anecdotes, an extraordinary range of sources, and lively writing. It is a wonderful piece of work”
“Overflows with lines that leap off any front page today...Great history”
New Statesman & Society
“His City towers over the Thames basin, an ant hill of energy, speculation and greed. The story is never dry, for Kynaston tells it as human drama...This is economic history as its most glittering”