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The Making of Modern Britain By Andrew Marr

The Making of Modern Britain
by Andrew Marr

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Published alongside a landmark BBC2 series, this is the story of Britain from 1900 to the end of the Second World War
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The Making of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire.

Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we 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 we know it today and the beginnings of the welfare state.

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. 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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About Andrew Marr


Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4. Andrew lives in London with his family.

Table of Contents


    • Section - i: Preface
  • Chapter - 1: Living in the Future 1900-1914
  • Chapter - 2: The Meaning of Hell 1914-1918
  • Chapter - 3: Keeping Our Balance 1919-1939
  • Chapter - 4: Through Fire, A New Country 1939-1945
    • Section - ii: Notes
    • Section - iii: Acknowledgements
    • Index - iv: Index

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The Making of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2009-10-02
464
0230709427
9780230709423
Winner of National Book Awards Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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