REJOICE! REJOICE!

Subtitle Britain in the 1980s

Alwyn W. Turner
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'A masterly mix of shrewd analysis, historical detail and telling quotes... Indispensable’ Mail on Sunday

'Among a host of recent books on the 1980s, Turner's stands out as comfortably the most entertaining’ Sunday Times

When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979 she promised to bring harmony where once there had been discord. But Britain entered the 1980s bitterly divided over its future. At stake were the souls of the great population boom of the 1960s. Would they buy into the free-market, patriotic agenda of Thatcherism? Or the anti-racist, anti-sexist liberalism of the new left?

From the miners’ strike, the Falklands War and the spectre of AIDS, to Yes Minister, championship snooker and Boy George, Rejoice! Rejoice! steps back in time to relive the decade when the Iron Lady sought to remake Britain. What it discovers is a thoroughly foreign country.

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Format:
Format Trade Paperback 432 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781781310724
Size:
Size5.08 in x 7.76 in / 129.00 mm x 197.00 mm
Published:
Published Date September 5th, 2013
Alwyn W. Turner
An acclaimed writer on post-war Britain, ALWYN W. TURNER is the author of Crisis? What Crisis? Britain in the 1970s, Rejoice! Rejoice! Britain in the 1980s and the ebook Things Can Only Get Bitter: The Lost Generation of 1992, all published by Aurum Press. His other books include The Biba Experience, Glam Rock: Dandies in the Underworld, Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock and Terry Nation: The Man Who Invented the Daleks.
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