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The Making of a Capital City

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674744448

Publication Date: 11/24/2014


736 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 color illustrations, 54 halftones, 6 maps

Belknap Press

North America only

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I thought I knew the history of my hometown, Dublin, and then I read David Dickson’s wise and stylish book… [An] eloquent book… Dickson’s book was teaching me things about my hometown until almost the very last page.—Robert Cremins, The Los Angeles Review of Books

This history of Dublin is an insightful, deeply researched, witty volume, which anyone interested in Ireland, England, Georgian architecture, or the misadventures of nation-building will find fascinating.—Edward Short, The Weekly Standard

In Dublin, Dickson has woven together the city’s social, economic, cultural, demographic and architectural histories; the story he tells will intrigue natives, enlighten newcomers and stand as a monument to this great city’s place in an ever-changing Ireland.—John Gallagher, The Telegraph

[Dickson] distils a mountain of scholarship to illuminate the whole of Dublin’s history. He is strongest on political and social change, informative too on the city’s marvellous architecture… This is the fullest overview of the many transformations of one of the world’s most enchanting cities.—Eamon Duffy, The Times

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