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Overview

This book is an account of great political visions - and how they were defeated - and of the resilience, humour and stroppiness of the British public. From the Second World War onwards, 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 now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, the true heroes of British theatre, and the victory of shopping over politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780330511476
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Marr is a journalist and former political editor for the BBC. He is the author of My Trade.

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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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