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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781844135325
ISBN-10: 1844135322
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 27mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Vintage
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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