Tim Bale, author of The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron
"A critical but fair-minded and contextual analysis of Thatcherism has long been overdue. The lucid and well-documented analyses provided in Making Thatcher's Britain indicate that younger historians are now on to the case, and are well able to carry the discussion into wider areas and at deeper levels than have so far been achieved."
Brian Harrison, University of Oxford
"Making Thatcher's Britain is a fascinating collection that illuminates a crucial period of recent history. Its essays demand a wide readership by exploring familiar territory in innovative ways while mapping new landscapes, including Thatcherism's impact upon class, its relationship to nationalism and the global context of Thatcher's Britain."
Stephen Brooke, York University, Toronto
"This impressive and wide-ranging volume assesses the nature of Thatcherism and the impact of the Thatcher governments in key areas of domestic politics and Britain's relations with the wider world. Its well-integrated collection of essays, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, provide lucid summaries and insightful analysis which will be of great value to both students and specialist researchers."
Stuart Ball, University of Leicester
"Making Thatcher's Britain is a solid contribution covering a range of important issues that helped define Margaret Thatcher's leadership and Britain at the end of the Cold War. The book is at its best analyzing Thatcher's domestic support and ideological influences and providing detail about the antecedents and evolution of Thatcherism. Furthermore, the appendices - including a timeline of events, electoral data, unemployment statistics, union membership, and government revenue tables - complement the arguments of change and continuity from 1979 to 1990 ... the book adds to our understanding of the sometimes contradictory policies and contested legacy of Thatcher's government by focusing on Thatcherism's intellectual roots, attraction, and consequences."
Ryan Shaffer, Journal of British Studies