The City of London. Vol IV: A Club No More is the fourth and final volume of David Kynaston's epic history of the square mile in the modern era. This lively and informative book takes the story from the post-war era, when the City was hemmed in by bombsites and austere Chancellors, through to very recent developments, such as the "Big-Bang" deregulation of 1986. This is as much a social history as a financial study, with interesting discussions of the changing class and complexion of the City, and with fascinating details on the early computerisation of the big companies. As with earlier volumes Kynaston's style is that of an anecdotal storyteller. Colourful characters, dramatic boardroom struggles and heated exchanges between politicians and bankers dominate the pages.
Great Britain. Commissioners for Inquiring Concerning Charities
Originally published in 1932, this book presents a selection of the pleas and memoranda preserved among the archives of the City of London, roughly covering the period between 1381 and 1412. Written during an important period of the City's development, they throw considerable light on municipal law and legal custom. Detailed notes are incorporated throughout, together with indexes of names, places and subjects. A comprehensive editorial introduction is also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of London and the development of the English legal system.
Markets and Ideology in the City of London is the first fieldwork-based sociological study of how participants in City of London financial markets view the markets in which they work and the market mechanism in general. But it is more than a narrow study of financial market participants because it is also an empirical investigation into how ideologies function and it develops a critique of pro-market ideologies such as 'Thatcherism'. Finally, it is one of a small number of sociological studies into the privileged world of high earners and the wealthy - sociologists too frequently study the powerless and the 'deviant' or 'marginal' groups.