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The Reading 1800 to the Present Day free pdf Reading has been transformed in the last century or so. It has gone from being a Victorian manufacturing town to a major centre for service industries and cutting-edge technology. It was, and still is, an important railway town, but both its appearance and its operation have been dramatically changed by the motorcar and the aeroplane. Most of the high street names that would have been familiar to Edwardian residents have now disappeared, and many of its retail opportunities are now to be found indoors. New suburbs have popped up around its traditional boundaries, and the neighbouring settlement of Caversham became (with varying degrees of enthusiasm from its citizens) part of the borough. 'The Making of Modern Reading' is a fresh look at the town's history, focusing on the factors that make the town what it is today: how it grew, how it faced the challenges of the twentieth century, how the leisure and shopping habits of its residents have changed, the emergence of key institutions like the university, its changing physical appearance and the impact of major events of the century, such as the First and Second World Wars and the General Strike.

About Stuart Hylton

Stuart Hylton is the author of twenty-two books on historical subjects, local and national, for publishers including Amberley, the History Press, Sutton, Phillimore, Pen and Sword and Ian Allan. They include a major history of Reading throughout the ages and books about the town during the Second World War and the 1950s.

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Author : Stuart Hylton
Publisher : Amberley Publishing
Data Published : 12 November 2015
ISBN : 1445648318
EAN : 9781445648316
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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