The Making of Modern Britain: From Queen Victoria to V.E. Day

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A fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire

Beyond trenches, flappers, and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments, and raucous stage heroines. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of World War II, Great Britain was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were ...

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Overview

A fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire

Beyond trenches, flappers, and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments, and raucous stage heroines. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of World War II, Great Britain was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst they had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Edwardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question How should we live? Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, fads such as eugenics, vegetarianism, and nudism were gripping the nation, while the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also a time that witnessed the birth of the media as it is known it today and the beginnings of the welfare state. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays, crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today's Britain ring from almost every page.

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"A fine example of popular history . . . engaging and intelligent."  —Financial Times on The History of Modern Britain

"He has the rare gift of being able to explain complex issues in a few crisp sentences."  —Sunday Telegraph on The History of Modern Britain

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780330510998
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 984,429
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Marr is a political journalist who has worked for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express, and the Observer, and spent five years as the BBC's Political Editor. He is the author of A History of Modern Britain.

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