A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century. * Assesses the impact of the Second World War * Looks at Britain's role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain's 'special relationship' with the United States, and integration with continental Europe * Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media * Covers domestic politics and the economy * Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historical writing on this period * Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel future debate
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Author Biography - Paul Addison
Paul Addison is Director of the Centre for WWII Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His books include The Road to 1945: British Politics and the Second World War (1975) and Churchill on the Home Front 1900-1955 (1992). Harriet Jones is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.