This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties [9781846141102]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

Harold Macmillan - the presiding figure in Peter Hennessy's magnificent new history - famously said in 1960 that the wind of change was blowing over Africa and the remaining British Empire. But it was blowing over Britain too - its society; its relationship with Europe; its nuclear and defence policy.

And where it was not blowing hard enough, the United Kingdom's economic performance, great efforts were made to blow away the cobwebs of old industrial practices and poor labour relations. Life was lived in the knowledge that it could end in a single afternoon of thermonuclear exchange if the uneasy, armed peace of the Cold War tipped into World War III.

As with his acclaimed histories of British life in the two previous decades, Never Again and Having it so Good, Peter Hennessy covers the political, economic, cultural and social aspects of a nation with inimitable wit and empathy.
AUTHOR: Peter Hennessy, one of Britain's best-known historians, is Attlee Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Never Again: Britain 1945-51 (winner of the NCR and Duff Cooper Prizes), the bestselling The Prime Minister and The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945-2010. He was made an independent crossbench life peer in 2010.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £30.00
£18.95
(You save £11.05 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781846141102
UPC:
9781846141102
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Peter Hennessy
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Publication:
05-Sep-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
624
Chart Position:
445
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know cover photo

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know [9780241351567]

The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw a…

rrp: £20.00
£13.00
Add to Cart
Awaiting stock.
Crossroads: One Man's Search for the Moments that Changed Music cover photo

Crossroads: One Man's Search for the Moments that Changed Music [9781786898159]

Standing at the crossroads - the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil's infamous meeting - Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his o…

rrp: £16.99
£11.46
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics cover photo

Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics [9781788163729]

Based on the BBC Reith Lectures In the past few decades, legislatures throughout the world have suffered from gridlock. In democracies, laws and pol…

rrp: £9.99
£7.40
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success cover photo

The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success [9781786331809]

The Korean secret to happiness and success. Nunchi (noon-chee): eye measure. The subtle art of gauging other people's thoughts, and feelings in order…

rrp: £12.99
£8.94
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live without Limits cover photo

The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live without Limits [9780008194666]

The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible No. 1 bestseller FIRST MAN IN. Without fear, there's no challenge. Without cha…

rrp: £20.00
£12.00
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Testaments cover photo

The Testaments [9781784742324]

An A Great Read Book of the Month! Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. And so I step up, into the darkness within; o…

rrp: £20.00
£13.00
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer cover photo

Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer [9781982120504]

In this provocative and eye-opening classic of investigative journalism, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and America's best true-crime write…

rrp: £10.99
£10.44
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Beneath the Attic cover photo

Beneath the Attic [9781982114398]

Long before Garden of Shadows, the prequel to Flowers in the Attic, a young girl named Corrine Dixon met Garland Foxworth and, after a short, passiona…

rrp: £20.00
£18.25
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Nova 1965-1975 cover photo

Nova 1965-1975 [9781849944786]

A reissue of a cult design book about Nova, the groundbreaking British magazine of the 60s and 70s, with a new introduction by David Hillman. A rei…

rrp: £40.00
£33.56
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Law and Society in England 1750-1950 cover photo

Law and Society in England 1750-1950 [9781849462730]

Law and Society in England 1750-1950 has become an indispensible text for those wishing to study English legal history and to understand the foundatio…

rrp: £39.99
£34.06
Add to Cart
Pre-Order. Publishes 31-Oct-2019