William Gordon East
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William Gordon East (also W. G. East; November 19, 1902 – January 27, 1998) was an English geographer and writer. He studied at Cambridge University. He taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
His work includes the following books:
- The Union of Moldavia and Wallachia, 1859: An Episode in Diplomatic History
- The Geography behind History
- The Changing Map of Asia: A Political Geography
- An Historical Geography of Europe; 1st to 4th eds. Methuen, 1935, 1943, 1948, 1950
- The Soviet Union
- Our Fragmented World: An Introduction to Political Geography
- The Spirit and Purpose of Geography
For his essay on The Union of Moldavia and Wallachia, 1859: An Episode in Diplomatic History, he was awarded with the Thirlwall Prize Essay for 1927.
- East, W. G. (1935) An Historical Geography of Europe. London: Methuen; p. ix
- Mead, M. R. (1998). "Obituary: William Gordon East, 1902–1998". Journal of Historical Geography. 24 (3): 352–355. doi:10.1006/jhge.1998.0092.
- Clout, Hugh (2016). "William Gordon East (1902–1998)". In Lorimer, Hayden; Withers, Charles W. J. . Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies. 35. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474290210. Missing or empty