Crisis? What Crisis?

Britain in the 1970s

Crisis? What Crisis?
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Format: Paperback / softback, 336 Pages
ISBN: 9781781310717
Publisher: Aurum Press
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Description

The 1970s were the most colourful and controversial decade in the history of modern Britain; they were both the best of times and the worst of times. Wealth inequality was at a record low, yet industrial strife was at a record high. These were the glory years of Doctor Who and glam rock, but the darkest days of the Northern Ireland conflict. Beset by strikes, inflation, power cuts and the rise of the far right, the cosy Britain of the post-war consensus was unravelling – in spectacularly lurid style. Fusing high politics and low culture, this historical account of a decade presents a world in which Enoch Powell, Ted Heath and Tony Benn jostle for space with David Bowie, Hilda Ogden and Margo Leadbetter, and reveals why a country exhausted by decline eventually turned to Margaret Thatcher for salvation.

The author

Alwyn W. Turner is the author of Crisis? What Crisis? Britain in the 1970s and Rejoice! Rejoice! Britain in the 1980s, both also published by Aurum. An acclaimed writer on post-war British culture, his other books include The Biba Experience, Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock and My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 336 Pages
ISBN: 9781781310717
Illustrations: 16pp b-w plate section
Size: 5.079 in x 7.756 in / 129 mm x 197 mm
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