The A-Z Guide to Modern British History by Mark Garnett & Richard Weight soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
>From the cover: The A-Z Guide To Modern British History is a comprehensive, entertaining survey of the events, people and themes that make us who we are, written by two of the countrys leading scholars of the subject. In 200 concise essays, covering topics as diverse as pornography and the poll tax, the Blitz and New Labour, the authors explore the interwoven culture, society, politics and economics of the recent past.
The object of the Guide is not only to lay bare the facts of todays Britain, but also to provoke debate. Bombarded by information as never before, we all need to appreciate the extent to which seemingly disparate events connect with each other, and echo previous developments which we are in danger of forgetting. The entries offer a consistent line of argument with a refreshing disrespect for old orthodoxies; at the same time, readers are given the essential facts on which to base their own opinions.
The A-Z Guide to Modem British History will be invaluable to students and general readers alike. Read separately, its entries are a mine of useful information; taken together, they build a vivid, compelling and controversial picture of Britain at the start of the twenty-first century.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 518 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my History catalogue?