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White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties 1964-1970 By Dominic Sandbrook

White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties 1964-1970
by Dominic Sandbrook

* The sequel to NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, this completes Dominic Sandbrook's groundbreaking history of Britain in the 1960s
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White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties 1964-1970 Summary


Harold Wilson's famous reference to 'white heat' captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking change. From the gaudy pleasures of Swinging London to the tragic bloodshed in Northern Ireland, from the intrigues of Westminster to the drama of the World Cup, British life seemed to have taken on a dramatic new momentum. The memories, images and colourful personalities of those heady times still resonate today: mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, Carnaby Street and Kings Road, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger. In this wonderfully rich and readable historical narrative, Dominic Sandbrook looks behind the myths of the Swinging Sixties to unearth the contradictions of a society caught between optimism and decline.

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Sku
GOR001315033
Title
White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties 1964-1970
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
976
ISBN 10
0349118205
ISBN 13
9780349118208
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N/A
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