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The Thames free pdf The Thames, England's greatest river--for centuries an aid to trade, a stalwart of national defense, a stage for some of England's greatest historical events, an inspiration to some of England's best poets and artists, a challenge to engineers. Yet while there is a constancy in the history of the river, there is also change. "The Thames "charts""the diverse meanings of the river over the course of millennia, from prehistoric to modern times.From the elephants on the bank of the prehistoric river to Caesar's expeditionary force- from King Alfred's battleships to the signing of Magna Carta- from the river's role in both the coronation and execution of Anne Boleyn to seventeenth-century frost fairs and the first performance of Handel's 'Water Music'- from Turner's view of the river as arcadia through its bombardment during the Blitz, "The Thames "provides""an intimate portrait of the waterway at the heart of English history.Blending elegant prose with historical detail, this exceptional book superbly brings to life the river Winston Churchill once vividly described as "a golden thread in the national tapestry."

About Jonathan Schneer

Jonathan Schneer was born in New York City. He has taught at Yale University and is currently professor of modern British history at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has written three books about British labor and more recently a cultural history of London at the turn of the twentieth century titled "London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis, "published by Yale University Press.

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Author : Jonathan Schneer
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2005
ISBN : 0300107862
EAN : 9780300107869
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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