In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between and Arguing that. Buy Never Had It So Good 1st Edition by Dominic Sandbrook (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Arguing that historians have been besotted by the cultural revolution of the Sixties, Dominic Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Dominic Sandbrook set out to i a large book recounting British history during the s, but was faced with the problem of determining at which point to start. Dominic Sandbrook tells us that he had intended to write one immense work covering the years from skiffle, duffel coats and espresso bars to the Rolling Stones, miniskirts and discotheques.

In the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come.

Gokd chapters served as a barometer and I was confident that this was generally a very good and comprehensive overview of politics, culture and society of the time, albeit one focused on England rather than “Britain”.

And this, generally, is readable and marvellously comprehensive. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Sandbrook also balances his social history with his political history very well, and relates complicated events domijic the Suez crisi You can read this after Call the Midwife, because they go nad.


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Uad a consequence, he ended up writing two huge books, the first of which chronicles British history from the Suez crisis through to the demise of the Conservative government led Harold Macmillan and, briefly, Alec Douglas-Home. The Emergence of Globalism: Today, Tony Blair is accused of being the new Eden, although his Iraq adventure has shaken the foundations of Middle Eastern tyranny.

Television-watching on a mass scale arrived coincidentally with the start in of ITV, an advertising-financed channel that specialised in popular programmes imported from the US, notably comedy shows and quizes that established a pattern rapidly followed by the BBC.

No attempt is made to reinterpret the era from the food of the 21st century. The minutiae of everyday life in Britain during this period is examined with humor and insight. There is plenty on music but little on sport.

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Lists with This Book. Originally I planned to cover the entire period from to in one book. The book begins with Macmillan seemingly safe as Prime Minister, but he is rocked by major events and scandal — particularly the Profumo affair has a real impact on his influence.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Instead they cleared the road for a new elite which sustains itself in power by insisting it is against the establishment and an education system which makes it all but impossible for bright working-class children to get on.

if Those who are soccer-mad today will be amused to learn that it was of little general interest in the 50s. Other things that jumped out at me: However, as we close with the end of the Beatles are atop the charts and a Labour Government is just around the corner, and it is clear to see the White Heat Mr Sandbrook’s title of the next volume and future PM Harold Wilson’s famous words of technology and science hanging in the wings for a nation on a great and seismic journey – and as a reader I’m enjoying the ride too.


April 171: Yet to start with Suez and to end with the Beatles suggests an awkward, rather forced change of category.

Much attention to detail and if you make notes, you come out of it with tonnes of references for further exploration. Want to Read saving….

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In any case, the period from to stands as a fascinating episode in its own right: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He paints a fairly unattractive portrait of David Frost and discusses the origins of Dr.

Dec 01, Michael Sterckx rated it liked it. With big books, even when they have problems like that or the excessively detailed sk on the succession of Alec Douglas-Home there can be so much right with them in the other odd pages that without notes it’s easy to forget the flaws.

Sandbrook works very hard to leave no literary or cultural stone unturned.