A History of Modern Britain / Edition 2

A History of Modern Britain / Edition 2

by Andrew Marr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0330511475

ISBN-13: 9780330511476

Pub. Date: 03/06/2009

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

This engaging volume tells the story of how the great political visions and idealisms of Victorian Britain came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity, and self-gratification. It explains how in each decade, political leaders found themselves confounded by the British people, who always turned out to be harder to herd than predicted. Historically

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This engaging volume tells the story of how the great political visions and idealisms of Victorian Britain came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity, and self-gratification. It explains how in each decade, political leaders found themselves confounded by the British people, who always turned out to be harder to herd than predicted. Historically Britain has been a country on the edge—first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War, and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration. This history follows all the political and economic stories of the modern era as well as with such social trends as comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher’s wonderful good luck, political lies, and the true heroes of British theater.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330511476
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
03/06/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
1,060,682
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Hunger and Pride: Britain After the War 1

Pt. 2 The Land of Lost Content 113

Pt. 3 Harold, Ted and Jim: When the Modern Failed 229

Pt. 4 The British Revolution 379

Pt. 5 Nippy Metro People: Britain from 1990 475

Notes 603

Index 613

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