Subtitle Britain in the 1970s

Alwyn W. Turner
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The 1970s were the most colourful and controversial decade in the history of modern Britain; they were both the best of times and the worst of times. Wealth inequality was at a record low, yet industrial strife was at a record high. These were the glory years of Doctor Who and glam rock, but the darkest days of the Northern Ireland conflict. Beset by strikes, inflation, power cuts and the rise of the far right, the cosy Britain of the post-war consensus was unravelling – in spectacularly lurid style. Fusing high politics and low culture, this historical account of a decade presents a world in which Enoch Powell, Ted Heath and Tony Benn jostle for space with David Bowie, Hilda Ogden and Margo Leadbetter, and reveals why a country exhausted by decline eventually turned to Margaret Thatcher for salvation.

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Format Trade Paperback 336 Pages
ISBN 9781781310717
Size5.08 in x 7.76 in / 129.00 mm x 197.00 mm
Published Date September 5th, 2013
Alwyn W. Turner
An acclaimed writer on post-war Britain, ALWYN W. TURNER is the author of Crisis? What Crisis? Britain in the 1970s, Rejoice! Rejoice! Britain in the 1980s and the ebook Things Can Only Get Bitter: The Lost Generation of 1992, all published by Aurum Press. His other books include The Biba Experience, Glam Rock: Dandies in the Underworld, Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock and Terry Nation: The Man Who Invented the Daleks.
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