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City State

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management

City State

David Kynaston

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847650436 (6 Aug 2010)

About the book

An engaging account of the rise and dominance of the City of London, arguably the most important phenomenon of British history in the last 300 years. 'The City today is the most dynamic and world-beating sector of the British economy. Increasingly, it is the City that calls the shots. More than ever, governments and industry are constrained in their conduct by the fear of the judgement of the financial markets. This book looks back over the past 20 years and examines the extraordinary rise of this economic entity that is the City of London.

About the author

David Kynaston is Visiting Professor at Sussex and the author of The Definitive Four volume History of The City (Chatto) as well as histories of the FT and other City institutions.


This lively read is strongly recommended - it should lead to plentiful and fruitful debate

- Colin Leach, Professional Investor

A lively account of how the City works and how it has changed in recent decades. Their book is knowledgeable and provocative.

- William Keegan, Economics Editor of The Observer

A thoughtful and thought-provoking study of the moods and machinations of the world's largest international financial centre

- Hamish McRae, The Independent

Very readable and rich with anecdotes, this is a pithy and provoking guide to the modern City

- Martin Dickson, Financial Times

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management

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