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State of Emergency

State of Emergency

Britain, 1970-1974

by Dominic Sandbrook
Paperback
Publication Date: 29/07/2011
  $38.25
'Hugely entertaining, always compelling, often hilarious'
SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Thrillingly panoramic . . . he vividly re-creates the texture of everyday life in a thousand telling details'
FRANCIS WHEEN, OBSERVER

The early 1970s were the age of gloom and glam. They brought us strikes, blackouts, inflation, tower blocks and the three-day week, yet they were also years of stunning change and cultural dynamism, heralding a social revolution that gave us celebrity footballers, high-street curry houses, package holidays, gay rights, green activists and progressive rock. From the corridors of power to the suburban bedroom, this is the perfect guide to the schizophrenic world of Seventies Britain.

'There is so much to enjoy . . . Neatly interweaving his interpretation of the Heath years with insightful reflections on everything from racism in television to the rise of self-sufficiency, football hooliganism and sex comedies, Sandbrook has produced a memorable portrait of Britain in an era of angst and upheaval' SUNDAY TIMES

'Masterly . . . nothing escapes his gaze' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Splendidly readable . . . his almost pitch-perfect ability to recreate the mood and atmospherics of the time is remarkable' ECONOMIST
ISBN:
9780141032153
9780141032153
Category:
Social & cultural history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-07-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
768
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x34mm
Weight:
0.56kg

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