A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

Published by MacMillan, 2007, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.

Condition: Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, small closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.

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Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions, and rival idealisms, of a new Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan age came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification.

In each decade, political leaders think that 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 Thatchers wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

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