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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
  

A History of Modern Britain

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A look at post war political history in Britain from one of our most popular political journalists. If you want a general overview of this period then this is a great book to give you a solid grounding. As it covers quite a large period of time don't expect an in depth study of everything but it is accessible and interesting.

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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

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 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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‘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 the Author

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.

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Publication date

6th March 2009

Author

Andrew Marr

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

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Paperback

Categories

History
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ISBN

9780330511476

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