State of Emergency

State of Emergency: Britain, 1970-1974

History , British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 26/05/2011
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State of Emergency
Brilliant account of Britain in the early 70s
Just like his earlier books, sandbrook brings his combination of straight history, diary extracts from the key players and ordinary citizens, and penetrati... READ MORE
Jon W


State of Emergency : Britain 1970-74 is a brilliant history of the gaudy, schizophrenic atmosphere of the early Seventies.

The early 1970s were the age of gloom and glam. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory.

Now the headlines were dominated by social unrest, fuel shortages, unemployment and inflation. The seventies brought us miners' strikes, blackouts, IRA atrocities, tower blocks and the three-day week, yet they were also years of stunning change and cultural dynamism, heralding a social revolution that gave us celebrity footballers, high-street curry houses, package holidays, gay rights, green activists and progressive rock; the world of Enoch Powell and Tony Benn, David Bowie and Brian Clough, Germaine Greer and Mary Whitehouse. Dominic Sandbrook's State of Emergency is the perfect guide to a luridly colourful Seventies landscape that shaped our present, from the financial boardroom to the suburban bedroom.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141032153
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Weight: 563g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 32 mm

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