William Gordon East

William Gordon East (also W. G. East; 19 November 1902 – 27 January 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 the Thirlwall Prize for 1927.

Further reading

  • 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. (eds.). Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies. 35. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474290210. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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