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    DescriptionFrom Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of The Frock-Coated Communist and leading UK politician, Ten Cities that Made an Empire presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it. The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which it shaped. Here Tristram Hunt examines the stories and defining ideas of ten of the most important: Boston, Bridgetown, Dublin, Cape Town, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Bombay, Melbourne, New Delhi, and twentieth-century Liverpool. Rejecting binary views of the British Empire as 'very good' or 'very bad', Hunt uses an exceptional array of primary accounts and personal reflection to chart the processes of exchange and adaptation that collectively shaped the colonial experience - and, in turn, transformed the culture, economy and identity of the British Isles. Tristram Hunt is one of Britain's best known historians. Since 2010 he has been the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, and in October 2013 was made Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He is a senior lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London, and has written numerous series for radio and television. He is also a regular contributor to the Times, Guardian and Observer. His previous books include The English Civil War at First Hand, Building Jerusalem, and The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels, which was published in more than a dozen languages. Praise for The Frock-Coated Communist: "Beautifully written and consistently engaging". (Independent). "An excellent book...Hunt has a mastery of 19th-century British culture and European political thought". (Robert Service, Sunday Times). "Thoughtful and engaging". (Telegraph Review).


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    Title
    Ten Cities That Made an Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tristram Hunt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846143250
    ISBN 10: 184614325X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDB
    DC23: 909.0971241
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    24 pp colour inset
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    05 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tristram Hunt is one of Britain's best known young historians. Since 2010 he has been the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, and in October 2013 was made Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He is a lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London, and has written numerous series for radio and television. He is also a regular contributor to the Times, Guardian and Observer. His previous books include The English Civil War at First Hand, Building Jerusalem, and The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels, which was published in more than a dozen languages.
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR THE FROCK-COATED COMMUNIST -- : Beautifully written and consistently engaging Independent An excellent book ... Hunt has a mastery of 19th-century British culture and European political thought -- Robert Service Sunday Times Thoughtful and engaging Telegraph Review