No Turning Back: The Peaceful Revolutions of Post-War Britain

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Since the Second World War, Britain has been transformed by a series of peaceful revolution rise of multiculturalism, the permissive society and the service-based consumer economy, among many others. These, Paul Addison argues, have been more Powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Blitz ever were.

No Turning Back looks at the changing in this period of rapid transformation, high how much has been gained-but not forget much, too, has been lost.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192192677
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Addison taught history at the University of Edinburgh from 1967 to 1996 and was Director of the Centre for Second World War Studies.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Graphs and Maps

Introduction 1

Part I The Aftermath of War 1945-1957

1 The Gentleman in Whitehall 7

2 Fair Shares for All 51

3 Victorian Values 76

4 When British Was Best 102

Part II The Quest for Modernity 1957-1974

5 Managing the New Britain 133

6 Great Expectations 168

7 The Liberal Hour 196

8 National Identities 222

Part III Transformations 1974-1997

9 Mrs Thatcher's Revolution 259

10 Haves and Have-Nots 315

11 The Permissive Age 341

12 Uncharted Waters 364

The Long View 403

Notes 411

Further Reading 435

Copyright Acknowledgements 437

Index 439

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