From Anger to Apathy
The Story of Politics, Society and Popular Culture in Britain Since 1975
By (author) Mark Garnett
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From Anger to Apathy by Mark Garnett
Book DescriptionIn this groundbreaking new book, Mark Garnett charts the changes in British politics, society and culture since 1975. In the mid-1970s Britons spent much of their time complaining - and seemingly for good reason. A Labour government with a wafer-thin majority was struggling in vain against rampant inflation; the headlines were full of strikes, serial killers and sporting disasters; while in the streets anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with the racists of the National Front. Britain in the early years of the twenty-first century seems a very different and much quieter place, but is it as 'apathetic' as the political commentators argue? And were the 1970s really as 'angry' as people believed?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844135325
(197mm x 130mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mark Garnett
Mark Garnett is the co-author of Splendid! Splendid! The Authorised Biography of Willie Whitelaw (Cape, 2002) and The A-Z Guide to Modern British History (Cape, 2003).
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