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White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties

Dominic Sandbrook

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Prose: non-fiction, History

* The sequel to NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, this completes Dominic Sandbrook's groundbreaking history of Britain in the 1960s

Now in B format.
The sequel to NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, this completes Dominic Sandbrook's groundbreaking history of Britain in the 1960s

Harold Wilson's famous reference to 'white heat' captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking change. From the gaudy pleasures of Swinging London to the tragic bloodshed in Northern Ireland, from the intrigues of Westminster to the drama of the World Cup, British life seemed to have taken on a dramatic new momentum. The memories, images and colourful personalities of those heady times still resonate today: mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, Carnaby Street and Kings Road, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger. In this wonderfully rich and readable historical narrative, Dominic Sandbrook looks behind the myths of the Swinging Sixties to unearth the contradictions of a society caught between optimism and decline.

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Praise for White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties

  • An active pleasure to read. This is a deftly written and evocative account of the day before yesterday ... - Peter Hitchens, MAIL on Sunday, Books of The Year

  • A substantial contribution to our understanding of the social and political history of modern Britain - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

  • This is history of a commendably inclusive range - SUNDAY TIMES

  • This second volume lives up to the promise of the first ... Sandbrook is an inveterate demolisher of myths - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Dominic Sandbrook

Dominic Sandbrook is set to lead the next generation of narrative historians. Born in Shropshire in 1974 and educated at Oxford, St. Andrews and Cambridge, he taught history at the University of Sheffield and is currently a fellow of the Rothermere Institute at Oxford.
Author Location: Muswell Hill, London

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