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Night raiders : burglary and the making of modern urban life in London, 1860-1968

Author: Eloise Moss
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lurking in the shadowy depths of the night-time city, burglars inspired both fear and fascination during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Night Raiders is the first history of burglary in modern Britain, exploring how burglary fundamentally reshaped the meanings of 'home' and urban lifestyles during this important period of change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1078421627
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eloise Moss
ISBN: 9780191875960 0191875961 9780192576774 0192576771
OCLC Number: 1090006972
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
The 'King of all burglars' --
A.J. Raffles --
Marvellous Mrs Raffles? --
The cat burglar as London's rooftop threat --
Burglary insurance and the culture of fear --
Designing the burglar-proof home --
Defying the burglar in post-war London --
Spy-burglars and secrets in the Cold War capital --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Eloise Moss.

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[A] detailed, richly informative account of burglary in the British capital ... A number of [...] chapters are full not only of delightful information but provocative ideas. * Matthew Beaumont, The Read more...

 
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