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The Making of Modern Britain: From Queen Victoria to V.E. Day.

Marr, Andrew.

Verlag: Macmillan,, London,, 2009
ISBN 10: 0230709427 / ISBN 13: 9780230709423
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Titel: The Making of Modern Britain: From Queen ...

Verlag: Macmillan,, London,

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: Hardcover


London, Macmillan, 2009. 15.5cm x 24cm. XI, 451 pages. With photographs and illustrations. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Sprache: English Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 90093AB

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In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Edwardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question "How should we live?" Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, fads such as eugenics, vegetarianism, and nudism were gripping the nation, while the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also a time that witnessed the birth of the media as we know it today and the beginnings of the welfare state. Beyond trenches, flappers, and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments and raucous stage heroines. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays, crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today's Britain ring from almost every page.

Über den Autor: Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express, and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC?s Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4.

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