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A History of Modern Britain By Andrew Marr

A History of Modern Britain
by Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr's acclaimed Sunday Times number one bestseller, updated with an extensive additional chapter taking readers from Blair to Brexit
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A History of Modern Britain Summary


A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr 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 think they know what they are 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.

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A History of Modern Britain Reviews


Superb, colourful, outspoken, fresh and richly entertaining. Don't miss. * The Times *
Lively, full of rich anecdotes and sparkling pen portraits. He has the rare gift of being able to explain complex issues in a few crisp sentences. * Sunday Telegraph *

About Andrew Marr


Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, including five years as the BBC's Political Editor (2000-05). Andrew's broadcasting includes BBC2's History of Modern Britain series, political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, the BBC1 Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings, and Radio 4's Start The Week. He has written several books, including A History of 20th Century Britain and A History of the World. Andrew lives in London with his family.

Table of Contents


    • Introduction - i: Introduction to the Paperback Edition
    • Section - ii: Prologue
  • Unit - 1: Part One - Hunger and Pride: Britain After The War
  • Unit - 2: Part Two - The Land of Lost Content
  • Unit - 3: Part Three - Harold, Ted and Jim: When The Modern Failed
  • Unit - 4: Part Four - The British Revolution
  • Unit - 5: Part Five - Nippy Metro People: Britain From 1990
  • Unit - 6: Part Six - From Gordon To Teresa: The Defeat Of Britain's Liberal Pro-European Consensus
    • Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements
    • Section - iv: Notes
    • Index - v: Index

Additional information

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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2009-03-06
672
0330511475
9780330511476
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009 Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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