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The Not-So-Second City

Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City by Tristram Hunt, a review from The Atlantic Monthly by Benjamin Schwarz.

"This is among the best — among the most ambitious, sweeping, original, and significant — books of urban history to be published in the past decade. Hunt, one of those young, audacious, and brilliant British historians who write with sureness and verve, has taken on a huge subject: the Victorians' response — political, architectural, religious, and intellectual — to the rise of the modern industrial city." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.




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