Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-2000

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Penguin UK, Mar 25, 2004 - History - 512 pages
Peter Clarke brilliantly challenges the commonly held view of Britain in the twentieth century as a nation in decline. Adopting a wide perspective, he examines the political. social and economic changes that transformed Britain. He looks at how jobs and prices, food and shelter, and education and welfare, shaped society and explores such areas as architecture, sport and popular culture. Embracing a century of national experience, Hope and Glory superbly conveys the diverse aspects of three generations who lived through unparalleled change.

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Guilty Men 193745
Let Us Face the Future 194555
Never Had It So Good 195563
In Place of Strife 196370
Winters of DisContentsTextIndent1 197079
Rejoice? 197990
A Young Country 19902000
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Peter Clarke is Professor of Modern British History and Master of Trinity Hall College, Cambridge. He has written several major books on aspects of British political history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including The Keynesian Revolution in the Making 1924-1936 and A Question of Leadership.

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