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Kynaston, David

Overview
Works: 65 works in 387 publications in 2 languages and 6,894 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA592, 941.0854
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Kynaston
Austerity Britain, 1945-51 by David Kynaston( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As much as any country, England bore the brunt of Germany's aggression in World War II and was ravaged in many ways at the war's end. In Austerity Britain, celebrated historian David Kynaston has written a hugely ambitious and compellingly readable account of the following six years, during which the country indomitably rebuilt itself." "Kynaston's great genius is to chronicle England's experience from bottom to top: coursing through the book, therefore, is an astonishing variety of ordinary contemporary voices, eloquently and passionately displaying the country's spirit even as they were unaware of what the future would hold. Their stories also jostle alongside those of more well-known figures such as journalist-to-be John Arlott, making his first radio broadcast, actress Glenda Jackson, and writer Doris Lessing, newly arrived from Africa and struck by the leveling poverty of postwar Britain."--Jacket
Family Britain, 1951-1957 by David Kynaston( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Family Britain "continues David Kynaston's groundbreaking series, telling as never before the story of Britain from VE Day in 1945 to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979
The Bank of England : money, power, and influence 1694-1994 by Richard Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bank of England - the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street - has played a crucial, if sometimes little understood role in the life of the nation for over 300 years. Financer of wars, issuer of notes, lender of last resort, watchdog of the City, and most recently as a powerful shaper of economic policy - in all these roles its actions and decisions have had far-reaching consequences. Here, a distinguished group of historians and economists with first-hand knowledge of the Bank's past and present provides an authoritative and readable assessment of the major themes in the Bank's history: its relationship with government; its impact on the British economy; its position in the City of London; and its role in the international banking and monetary system. We are also given an insight into the evolution of a uniquely British institution, its management, and some of the most colourful and influential figures associated with it, such as Montagu Norman, the commanding figure who was Governor from 1920-44. To bring the picture up to the present Rupert Pennant-Rea outlines the contemporary challenges of independence, restructuring, and European Monetary development. Added value is given by two main appendices: a detailed chronology of the Bank's history; and a comprehensive listing of its governors, directors, and senior officials
King Labour : the British working class, 1850-1914 by David Kynaston( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Financial times : a centenary history by David Kynaston( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lion wakes : a modern history of HSBC by David Kynaston( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the modern story of HSBC, starting in the late 1970s, when the bank first broke out of the Asia-Pacific region with its purchase of Marine Midland Bank in the United States. It follows HSBC's battle to purchase Midland Bank in 1992, the subsequent move of head office from Hong Kong to London, and the string of acquisitions that brought the bank to its preeminent place in global finance today. Acclaimed historians Richard Roberts and David Kynaston chronicle the bank's struggles as well as its successes. Impeccably researched and generously illustrated, this is a valuable addition to global financial history
Modernity Britain, 1957-62 by David Kynaston( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late 1950s and early 1960s was a period in its own right--neither the stultifying early to midfifties nor the liberating mid- to late-sixties--and an action-packed, dramatic time in which the contours of modern Britain started to take shape. These were the 'never had it so good' years, in which mass affluence began to change, fundamentally, the tastes and even the character of the working class; when films like Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and TV soaps like Coronation Street and Z Cars at last brought that class to the center of the national frame; when Britain gave up its empire; when economic decline relative to France and Germany became the staple of political discourse; when 'youth' emerged as a fully fledged cultural force; when the Notting Hill riots made race and immigration an inescapable reality; when a new breed of meritocrats came through; and when the Lady Chatterley trial, followed by the Profumo scandal, at last signaled the end of Victorian morality."--Publisher's website
The city of London by David Kynaston( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity Britain : opening the box, 1957-59 by David Kynaston( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late 1950s was an action-packed, often dramatic time in which the contours of modern Britain began to take shape. These were the 'never had it so good' years, when the Carry On film series and the TV soap Emergency Ward 10 got going, and films like Room at the Top and plays like A Taste of Honey brought the working class to the centre of the national frame; when the urban skyline began irresistibly to go high-rise; when CND galvanised the progressive middle class; when 'youth' emerged as a cultural force; when the Notting Hill riots made race and immigration an inescapable reality; and when 'meritocracy' became the buzz word of the day. The consequences of this 'modernity' zeitgeist, David Kynaston argues, still affect us today."--Publisher description
Modernity Britain : a shake of the dice, 1959-62 by David Kynaston( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Kynaston's history of post-war Britain has so far taken us from the radically reforming Labour governments of the late 1940s in Austerity Britain, through the growing prosperity of Family Britain's more placid 1950s, to the very cusp of the 1960s and the coming of a new Zeitgeist in Modernity Britain. The first part, Opening the Box, 1957-59, plotted the main themes of the new spirit of the age. Now, in part two - A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62 - through a rich haul of diaries, letters, newspapers and many other sources, Kynaston gets up close to a turbulent era as the speed of social change accelerated
The City of London by David Kynaston( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Square Mile', London's financial powerhouse, rose to prominence with the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. David Kynaston's vibrant history brings this world to life, taking us from the railway boom of the 1830s to the 'Golden Age', when the legendary gold standard reigned supreme. Between the two World Wars the City was affected by the Wall Street Crash, pressured by politicians, trade unions and industrialists, but by the end of the twentieth century it had regained a precarious global might. Woven throughout are the stories of four individuals who shaped the City in different ways - Nathan Rothschild, Ernest Cassel, Montagu Norman and Siegmund Warburg. But the realm of great bankers and brokers is also the workplace of young clerks throwing paper darts, typists bringing in their sandwiches, and sad racketeers watching aghast as the markets fall. Above all, we see what it was like to work in the City - the dress codes, eating habits, work hours, pay, humour, changing architecture and language that forged the unique culture of the Square Mile. Richly entertaining, full of vivid anecdotes, this is a story of booms, busts and bankruptcies - from the Kaffir boom to the Marconi scandal, the 'Big Bang' deregulation of 1986, and the Barings crash in 1995 - bringing us to the brink of the modern age. David Knayston's groundbreaking history of the "City of London", published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001, is a modern classic. Skillfully edited into a single volume by David Milner, it tells a story as dramatic as any novel, while explaining the mysteries of the financial world in a way that we can all understand
Till time's last sand : a history of the Bank of England, 1694-2013 by David Kynaston( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Not an ordinary bank, but a great engine of state,' Adam Smith declared of the Bank of England as long ago as 1776. The Bank is now over 320 years old, and throughout almost all that time it has been central to British history. Yet to most people, despite its increasingly high profile, its history is largely unknown. Till Time's Last Sand by David Kynaston is the first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of the Bank of England, opening with the Bank's founding in 1694 in the midst of the English financial revolution and closing in 2013 with Mark Carney succeeding Mervyn King as Governor. This is a history that fully addresses the important debates over the years about the Bank's purpose and modes of operation and that covers such aspects as monetary and exchange-rate policies and relations with government, the City and other central banks. Yet this is also a narrative that does full justice to the leading episodes and characters of the Bank, while taking care to evoke a real sense of the place itself, with its often distinctively domestic side. Deploying an array of piquant and revealing material from the Bank's rich archives, Till Time's Last Sand is a multi-layered and insightful portrait of one of our most important national institutions, from one of our leading historians. --
The Chancellor of the Exchequer by David Kynaston( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Secretary of State by David Kynaston( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The City of London by David Kynaston( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The City of London by David Kynaston( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume four of the City of London reveals the routing of the establishment by Siegmund Warburg in the late 1950s. This event marked the beginning of a long process that culminated in the Big Bang of 1986 and the road to globalisation of trading
The city of London by David Kynaston( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London stories : and other writings by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity Britain, 1957-1963 by David Kynaston( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late 1950s to early 1960s was a period in its own right -neither the stultifying early to mid-fifties nor the liberating mid-to late sixties- and an action packed, dramatic time in which the contours of modern Britain started to take shape. These were the 'never had it so good' years, in which affluences began to change, fundamentally, the tastes and even the character of the working class; when Britain gave up its empire; when economic decline relative to France and Germany became the staple of political discourse; when "youth" emerged as a full-fledged cultural force; when the Notting Hill riots made race and immigration an inescapable reality; when films like Saturday night and Sunday morning and TV soaps like Coronation street and Z cars at last brought the working class to the center of the national frame; when a new breed of meritocrats came through and the minimum wage for footballers was ended; and when Lady Chatterly's lover went freely on sale after the famous court case that signaled the end of Victorian morality"--Publisher's desciption.acf
The city of London by David Kynaston( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Kynaston Brits journalist (1951-)

David Kynaston English historian and author

Kynaston, David

Kynaston, David Thomas Anthony

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Languages
English (283)

Chinese (1)