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Dominic Sandbrook's magnificent account of the late 1970s in Britain - the book behind the major BB2 series The Seventies The late 1970s were Britain's years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the peak of trade union power - and also the birth of home computers, the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of a Grantham grocer's daughter who would change everything. Dominic Sandbrook recreates this extraordinary period in all its chaos and contradiction, revealing it as a turning point in our recent history, where, in everything from families and schools to punk and Doctor Who, the future of the nation was being decided. Reviews: 'Magnificent ... if you lived through the late Seventies - or, for that matter, even if you didn't - don't miss this book' Mail on Sunday 'Sandbrook has created a specific style of narrative history, blending high politics, social change and popular culture ... always readable and assured ... [A] splendid book' Stephen Robinson, Sunday Times '[Sandbrook] has a remarkable ability to turn a sow's ear into a sulk purse. His subject is depressing, but the book itself is a joy ... Sandbrook is, without doubt, superb ... Seasons in the Sun is a familiar story, yet seldom has it been told with such verve' Gerard DeGroot, Seven 'A brilliant historian ... I had never fully appreciated what a truly horrible period it was until reading Sandbrook' A. N. Wilson, Spectator 'Nuanced ... Sandbrook has rummaged deep into the cultural life of the era to remind us how rich it was, from Bowie to Dennis Potter, Martin Amis to William Golding' Damian Whitworth, The Times 'Sharply and fluently written ... entertaining ... By making you quite nostalgic for the present, Sandbrook has done a public service' Evening Standard About the author: Born in Shropshire ten days before the October 1974 election, Dominic Sandbrook was educated at Oxford, St Andrews and Cambridge. He is the author of three hugely acclaimed books on post-war Britain: Never Had It So Good, White Heat and State of Emergency, and two books on modern American history, Eugene McCarthy and Mad as Hell. A prolific reviewer and columnist, he writes regularly for the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, New Statesman and BBC History.

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Dominic Sandbrook was educated at Oxford, St. Andrews, and Cambridge. He taught American history at the University of Sheffield and is a former senior fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford. Sandbrook is the author of Eugene McCarthy: The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism, as well as three best-selling books on modern British history, Never Had It So GoodWhite Heat,and State of Emergency. He is also a journalist and critic, writing regularly for the London Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail,and The Sunday Times, and a columnist for the New Statesman and BBC History Magazine.

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Magnificent ... if you lived through the late Seventies - or, for that matter, even if you didn't - don't miss this book Mail on Sunday Sandbrook has created a specific style of narrative history, blending high politics, social change and popular culture ... always readable and assured ... Anyone who genuinely believes we have never been so badly governed should read this splendid book -- Stephen Robinson Sunday Times [Sandbrook] has a remarkable ability to turn a sow's ear into a sulk purse. His subject is depressing, but the book itself is a joy ... [it] benefits from an exceptional cast of characters ... As a storyteller, Sandbrook is, without doubt, superb ... [he] is an engaging history capable of impressive insight ... When discussing politics, Sandbrook is masterful ... Seasons in the Sun is a familiar story, yet seldom has it been told with such verve -- Gerard DeGroot Seven [A] brilliant historian ... I had never fully appreciated what a truly horrible period it was until reading Sandbrook ... You can see all these strange individuals - Thatcher, Rotten, Larkin, Benn - less as free agents expressing their own thoughts, than as the inevitable consequence of the economic and political decline which Sandbrook so skilfully depicts -- A. N. Wilson Spectator Nuanced ... Sandbrook has rummaged deep into the cultural life of the era to remind us how rich it was, from Bowie to Dennis Potter, Martin Amis to William Golding -- Damian Whitworth The Times Sharply and fluently written ... entertaining ... By making you quite nostalgic for the present, Sandbrook has done a public service Evening Standard

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Dominic Sandbrook s magnificent account of the late 1970s in Britain - the book behind the major BB2 series The Seventies The late 1970s were Britain s years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the peak of trade union power - and also the birth of home computers, the rise of the ready meal and the triumph of a Grantham grocer s daughter who would change everything. Dominic Sandbrook recreates this extraordinary period in all its chaos and contradiction, revealing it as a turning point in our recent history, where, in everything from families and schools to punk and Doctor Who, the future of the nation was being decided. Reviews: Magnificent .if you lived through the late Seventies - or, for that matter, even if you didn t - don t miss this book Mail on Sunday Sandbrook has created a specific style of narrative history, blending high politics, social change and popular culture .always readable and assured .[A] splendid book Stephen Robinson, Sunday Times [Sandbrook] has a remarkable ability to turn a sow s ear into a sulk purse. His subject is depressing, but the book itself is a joy .Sandbrook is, without doubt, superb .Seasons in the Sun is a familiar story, yet seldom has it been told with such verve Gerard DeGroot, Seven A brilliant historian .I had never fully appreciated what a truly horrible period it was until reading Sandbrook A. N. Wilson, Spectator Nuanced .Sandbrook has rummaged deep into the cultural life of the era to remind us how rich it was, from Bowie to Dennis Potter, Martin Amis to William Golding Damian Whitworth, The Times Sharply and fluently written .entertaining .By making you quite nostalgic for the present, Sandbrook has done a public service Evening Standard About the author: Born in Shropshire ten days before the October 1974 election, Dominic Sandbrook was educated at Oxford, St Andrews and Cambridge. He is the author of three hugely acclaimed books on post-war Britain: Never Had It So Good, White Heat and State of Emergency, and two books on modern American history, Eugene McCarthy and Mad as Hell. A prolific reviewer and columnist, he writes regularly for the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, New Statesman and BBC History. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141032160

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