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    DescriptionA 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. '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


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    Title
    A History of Modern Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Marr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330511476
    ISBN 10: 0330511475
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 941.085
    LC classification: DA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MODERN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    03 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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, and Radio 4's 'Start The Week'.
    Review quote
    "'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"