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  • London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

  • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. But what made the city the perfect environment for so many great developments? How did London endure the sweeping historical revolutions and disasters without crumbling? Find the answers to these questions and more in these 24 fascinating lectures.

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  • By Dusty Raven on 20-08-15

improving my English skills...

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Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World to be better than the print version?

Because I don't live in the UK and it's more complicated to me to buy books. At the same time, English is not my first language. In fact, my English is not so good. So with an audiobook I can improve my English skills at the same time I learn about the London history.

What other book might you compare London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World to, and why?

Perhaps the Diary of Samuel Pepys. Anyway, it's the first book I read about the English History. But I intend to read the Samuel Pepys diary in the future.

What does Professor Robert Bucholz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Perhaps the Diary of Samuel Pepys. But this book (about London) was the first book that I read about the English History. Anyway I intend to read the Samuel Pepys diary in the future.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The History of London is a constant report about reinvention and rebuilding of a city by its population.

Any additional comments?

I don't have any additional comments except my apologies for my bad English and my testimony about the quality and the persistence of the extraordinary English radio tradition.