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White, Jerry 1949-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 3,124 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Pictorial works  Fiction  Short stories  Children's films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jerry White
A great and monstrous thing : London in the eighteenth century by Jerry White( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London in the eighteenth century was a new city, risen from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1666 that had destroyed half its homes and great public buildings. The century that followed was an era of vigorous expansion and large-scale projects, of rapidly changing culture and commerce, as huge numbers of people arrived in the shining city, drawn by its immense wealth and power and its many diversions. Borrowing a phrase from Daniel Defoe, Jerry White calls London "this great and monstrous thing," the grandeur of its new buildings and the glitter of its high life shadowed by poverty and squalor. A Great and Monstrous Thing offers a street-level view of the city: its public gardens and prisons, its banks and brothels, its workshops and warehouses--and its bustling, jostling crowds. White introduces us to shopkeepers and prostitutes, men and women of fashion and genius, street-robbers and thief-takers, as they play out the astonishing drama of life in eighteenth-century London. What emerges is a picture of a society fractured by geography, politics, religion, history--and especially by class, for the divide between rich and poor in London was never greater or more destructive in the modern era than in these years. Despite this gulf, Jerry White shows us Londoners going about their business as bankers or beggars, reveling in an enlarging world of public pleasures, indulging in crimes both great and small--amidst the tightening sinews of power and regulation, and the hesitant beginnings of London democracy."--Publisher's website
London in the nineteenth century : 'a human awful wonder of God' by Jerry White( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jerry White's new book is the first in a hundred years to explore London's history over the nineteenth century as a whole. We see the destruction of old London and the city's unparalleled suburban expansion. We see how London absorbed people from all over Britain, from Europe and the Empire. We see how Londoners worked and played. Most of all, we see how they tried to make sense of their city and make it a better place in which to live. Emerging clearly from this richly-detailed overview is the London we see about us today."--Jacket
Rothschild buildings : life in an East End tenement block, 1887-1920 by Jerry White( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worst street in North London : Campbell Bunk, Islington, between the wars by Jerry White( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the eighteenth century : a great and monstrous thing by Jerry White( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1700, after a century of relentless expansion, London had overtaken Paris to become the largest - if disputedly the finest - city in Europe. This book details the growth of the city and urban change; the make-up of the Londoner from home and abroad; ways of earning a living from banking to begging
London in the twentieth century : a city and its people by Jerry White( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the social and political history of London in the 20th century, presenting the city as one of sustained (and sometimes delicately balanced) paradox, and diverse geography and peoples
Zeppelin nights : London in the First World War by Jerry White( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. The war changes London life for ever. Women escape the drudgery of domestic service to work as munitionettes. Full employment puts money into the pockets of the London poor for the first time. Self-appointed moral guardians seize the chance to clamp down on drink, frivolous entertainment and licentious behaviour. As the war drags on, gloom often descends on the capital. And at night London is plunged into darkness for fear of German bombers and Zeppelins thatr continue to raid the city. Yet despite daily casualty lists, food shortages and enemy bombing, Londoners are determined to get on with their lives and flock to cinemas and theatres, dance halls and shebeens, firmly resolved not to let Germans or puritans spoil their enjoyment. Peopled with patriots and pacifists, clergymen and thieves, bluestockings and prositutes, Jerry White's magnificent panorama reveals a struggling yet flourishing city"--Book jacket
London : the story of a great city by Jerry White( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No city can lay claim to a more dramatic history than London. Its cultural life has made London one of the most visited and best-loved places on Earth. This title encapsulates the rise of the city from a remote outpost of Rome's northern empire and the growth of trade that sent money and ships to every corner of the earth
Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison by Jerry White( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marshalsea became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was hell in epitome. But the prison was also a microcosm of London life and it housed a colourful range of characters, including Charles Dickens's father. This book introduces us to the Marshalsea's unfortunate prisoners, rich and poor; men and women; spongers, fraudsters and innocents. We get to know the trumpeter John Grano who wined and dined with the prison governor and continued to compose music whilst other prisoners were tortured and starved to death. We meet the bare-knuckle fighter known as the Bold Smuggler, who fell on hard times after being beaten by the Chelsea Snob. And then there's Joshua Reeve Lowe, who saved Queen Victoria from assassination in Hyde Park in 1820, but whose heroism couldn't save him from the Marshalsea. Told through these extraordinary lives, this book gives us a fascinating and unforgettable cross-section of London life from the early 1700s to the 1840s
London stories( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of short fiction and nonfiction about the city of London from the past four centuries, edited by historian Jerry White"--
London fictions( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campbell Bunk : the worst street in North London between the wars by Jerry White( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A human awful wonder of God' by Jerry White( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the 19th century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. This book explores London's history over the 19th century. It shows the destruction of old London and the city's unparalleled suburban expansion. It also depicts how London absorbed people from all over Britain, from Europe and the Empire
Libraries in Scottish colleges of nursing and midwifery : a review : a paper prepared for the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland by S. H Gillespie( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When your child's not a child anymore by Jerry White( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toe-poppers," "bouncing betties" and claymores star in this look at these deadly and controversial weapons
Special report : parking enforcement by local authorities : consideration of representations under the Road Traffic Act 1991 : advice and guidance by Commission for Local Administration in England( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the job : survival or satisfaction by Jerry E White( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The worst street in North London : Campbell Bunk, Islington, between the wars
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Rothschild buildings : life in an East End tenement block, 1887-1920The worst street in North London : Campbell Bunk, Islington, between the warsLondon in the twentieth century : a city and its peopleLondon : the story of a great cityCampbell Bunk : the worst street in North London between the wars'A human awful wonder of God'
Alternative Names
Jerry White britischer Historiker der Geschichte Londons in der Neuzeit

Jerry White British historian

Jerry White Brits historicus

Jerry White historiador brit√°nico

Languages
English (133)