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Hope And Glory : Britain 1900-2000 - Peter Clarke

Hope And Glory

Britain 1900-2000

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780141011752
Number Of Pages: 512
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Hope and Glory is a brilliant examination of the political, social and economic changes that transformed Britain throughout the twentieth century - considering how issues such as jobs and prices, food and shelter, and education and welfare have shaped Britain's society.

For this second edition, Peter Clarke has brought his study right up to date, covering Britain from the fall of Thatcher to the rise of Blair's New Labour, the nation's role in the EU, and the books, films and music that have captured the spirit of the times. Embracing a century of national experience, Hope and Glory superbly conveys the diverse aspects of all the generations who lived through this era of unparalleled change.

Britain scored a century of dramatic years between 1900 and 2000. Peter Clarke recounts the rises and falls, the hopes and aspirations of Britons as they encountered good times and bad. And, as he does so, he reveals a very human picture of a nation which began the twentieth century as a world empire but which then had to grow comfortable with a sudden shift in status. Clarke's grasp of society, the imperial and the homely, make this book a classic of social history. Not shy of boisterous opinions, he charts a course through the swings and roundabouts of political life in transitional Britain but never loses track of the impact change had on ordinary people. Packed with fact and anecdote, it's not always a merry but it is a faithful guide to everything you really need to know about twentieth-century Britain and today's Britons. (Kirkus UK)

Acknowledgements
Prologuep. 1
Hands Off the People's Food 1900-1908p. 7
Wait and See 1908-16p. 40
The Man Who Won the War 1916-22p. 77
Safety First 1922-9p. 111
Economic Blizzard 1929-37p. 144
Guilty Men 1937-45p. 182
Let Us Face the Future 1945-55p. 216
Never Had It So Good 1955-63p. 248
In Place of Strife 1963-70p. 283
Winters of Discontent 1970-79p. 319
Rejoice? 1979-90p. 358
A Young Country 1990-2000p. 401
Epiloguep. 440
Governments and Elections 1895-2001p. 444
Bibliographical Essayp. 451
Indexp. 475
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780141011752
ISBN-10: 0141011750
Series: Penguin History of Britain
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2