Johnson'S Life of London: The People who Made the City That Made the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Boris Johnson

Johnson'S Life of London: The People who Made the City That Made the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Boris Johnson year 2013
  • Book name: Johnson'S Life of London: The People who Made the City That Made the World
  • Author: Boris Johnson
  • Release date: 2013/6/16
  • Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781594631467
  • Rating: 9.7 of 10
  • Votes: 804
  • Review by: Norah Bruner
  • Review rating: 7.6 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/20
  • Total pages: 386
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The exhilarating story of how London came to be one of the most exciting and influential places on earth-from the city's colorful, witty, and well-known mayor.Once a swampland that the Romans could hardly be bothered to conquer, over the centuries London became an incomparably vibrant metropolis that has produced a steady stream of ingenious, original, and outsized figures who have shaped the world we know. Boris Johnson, the internationally beloved mayor of London, is the best possible guide to these colorful characters and the history in which they played such lively roles. Erudite and entertaining, he narrates the story of London as a kind of relay race. Beginning with the days when 'a bunch of pushy Italian immigrants' created Londinium, he passes the torch on down through the famous and the infamous, the brilliant and the bizarre-from Hadrian to Samuel Johnson to Winston Churchill to the Rolling Stones-illuminating with unforgettable clarity the era each inhabited. He also pauses to shine a light on innovations that have contributed to the city's incomparable vibrancy, from the King James Bible to the flush toilet. As wildly entertaining as it is informative, this is an irresistible account of the city and people that in large part shaped the world we know.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H52M16S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: General, British & Irish History, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Literary Essays
  • Available formats: EPUB, DOC, TXT, JPEG, HTM, RB, WORD, PDF. Compressed in GZ, ALZ, TGZ, TAR.BZ, ZIP, TAR.7Z, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.76 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x208x28mm
  • Weight: 318g
  • Printed by: Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
  • Published in: United States
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