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    DescriptionThe seventies encompass strikes that brought down governments, shock general election results, the rise of Margaret Thatcher and the fall of Edward Heath, the IMF crisis, the Winter of Discontent and the three-day week. "When the Lights Went Out" goes in search of what really happened, what it felt like at the time, and where it was all leading. It includes vivid interviews with many of the leading participants, from Heath to Jack Jones to Arthur Scargill, and it travels from the once-famous factories where the great industrial confrontations took place to the suburbs where Thatcherism was created and to remote North Sea oil rigs. The book also unearths the stories of the forgotten political actors, from the Gay Liberation Front to the hippie anarchists of the free festival movement. This book is not an academic history but something for the general reader, bringing the decade back to life in all its drama and complexity.

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    When the Lights Went Out
    Britain in the Seventies
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    By (author) Andy Beckett
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571221370
    ISBN 10: 0571221378

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942.0857
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    28 January 2010
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    Andy Beckett was born in 1969. He studied modern history at Oxford University and journalism at the University of California in Berkeley. He is a feature writer at the Guardian, and also writes for the London Review of Books and the New York Times magazine. He lives in London.