LONDON'S RIVER by Eric de Mare


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This handsome import with engraving quality illustrations might, if you stopped at the title, seem outside American interests and needs. It is, nevertheless, an excellent commercial/social history of London and the Thames -- really as important to a knowledge of our growth and culture as the Nile. Short chapters describe the river, its bridges, its traffic and the activity along its banks from pre-Roman Britain days to the present. Facts tacked down with anecdotes, smooth writing and a good balance between text and pictures.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1965
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey