The Phoenix: The Men who Made Modern London

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Phoenix, 2009 - Всего страниц: 390
Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary men, who would grow up in the chaos of a world turned upside down: the architect, Sir Christopher Wren; gardener and virtuosi, John Evelyn; the scientist, Robert Hooke; the radical philosopher, John Locke and the builder, Nicholas Barbon. At the heart of the story is the rebuilding of London's iconic cathedral, St Paul's. Interweaving science, architecture, history and philosophy, THE PHOENIX tells the story of the formation of the first modern city. A truly inspiring story of human ingenuity and persistence in the face of disaster and of how the future can be built out of the rubble of the past.

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A fantastic book! Trying to combine biographies of five men, English history from Cromwell's rise through the crowning of George I, the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire, and the building of ... Читать весь отзыв

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Leo Hollis was educated at Stonyhurst College and read history at UEA. He is the author of books on London and Paris, and works in publishing. He lives with his wife and children in London.

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