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Modernity Britain : 1957-62

Author: David Kynaston
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kynaston
ISBN: 1408844389 9781408844380
OCLC Number: 922009781
Awards: Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2015
Description: 872 pages, 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Contents: Opening the box. 1. Isn' 'e smashin'? ; A lot of mums ; Never had it so good --
2. Catch a falling Sputnik ; Not a matter of popularity ; A worried song ; Stone me ; Get the nigger ; Parity of esteem --
3. Unnatural practices ; Morbid sentimentality ; A merry song of spring ; We're all reaching up ; Beastly things, elections --
A shake of the dice. 1. Sure as progress itself ; A real love match ; To the rear of the column ; Some fearful risks ; An act of holy communion --
2. Why are we falling behind? ; Working, middle and kidding themselves ; This is my work now --
3. Don't hang Riley ; We'll all be uprooted ; Make him Sir Yuri! ; The immigrants are human ; That first small cheer.
Responsibility: David Kynaston.

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