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No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain

Author: Paul Addison
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"Since the Second World War, Britain has been transformed by a series of peaceful revolutions--the rise of multiculturalism, the permissive society, and the service-based consumer economy, among many others. These, Paul Addison argues, have been more powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Somme or the Blitz ever were." "No Turning Back looks at the changing face of Britain in this period of rapid
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Addison, Paul, 1943-
No turning back
(DLC) 2010925606
(OCoLC)668255118
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Addison
ISBN: 9780191572500 0191572500
OCLC Number: 869736186
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The aftermath of war 1945-1957. The gentleman in Whitehall ; Fair shares for all ; Victorian values ; When British was best --
The quest for modernity 1957-1974. Managing the new Britain ; Great expectations ; The Liberal hour ; National identities --
Transformations 1974-1997. Mrs Thatcher's revolution ; Haves and have-nots ; The permissive age ; Uncharted waters --
The long view.
Responsibility: Paul Addison.

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Paul Addison charts the vastly changing character of British society since the end of the Second World War, bringing to the subject the personal point of view of someone who has lived through it all  Read more...

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Few of the pages...go by without an eye-opening factoid to enlighten or a hitherto unheard anecdote to amuse. * Christopher Bray, The Independent on Sunday * A balanced, authoritative, deeply Read more...

 
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