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A History Of Modern Britain (MP3)

A History Of Modern Britain (MP3)

by Andrew Marr
MP3 CD
Publication Date: 01/11/2016
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This engaging volume tells the story of how the great political visions and idealisms of Victorian Britain came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity, and self-gratification. It explains how in each decade, political leaders found themselves confounded by the British people, who always turned out to be harder to herd than predicted. Historically Britain has been 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. This history follows all the political and economic stories of the modern era as well as with such social trends as comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies, and the true heroes of British theater.
ISBN:
9781509849192
9781509849192
Category:
Sociology: customs & traditions
Format:
MP3 CD
Publication Date:
01-11-2016
Publisher:
Macmillan/Bolinda
Dimensions (mm):
130x150mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at Cambridge and has since enjoyed a hugely successful 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 presented a range of programmes for television and radio, and most notably hosts The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1. He lives in London with his wife, political journalist, Jackie Ashley, and their three children.

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