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A History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain

Andrew Marr

A groundbreaking history of Britain from 1945 to the present day, from one of our most respected journalists
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A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders thought they knew what they were doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted.

Throughout, Britain is 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, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre. It accompanies a major five-part documentary series for BBC television.

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Title - A History of Modern Britain

Edition -

Author - Andrew Marr

ISBN 13 - 9781405005388

Imprint - Macmillan

Publisher - Pan Macmillan

Date Published - 17/05/2007

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Binding Type - Hardback

Dimensions - 156 x 234 x 54mm

Weight - 1049 g

Languages - English