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Having It So Good - Britain In The Fifties

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Having It So Good evokes Britain emerging from the shadow of war and the privations of austerity and rationing into growing affluence. Peter Hennessy takes his readers into the front-rooms where the Coronation was watched on television, to the classrooms and now coffee bars of 1950s Britain - and also into the secret Cabinet rooms in which decisions about the British nuclear bomb were taken and plans made for the catastrophe of nuclear war. He brings to life the ageing Churchill, in his last faltering spell as Prime Minister, the highly-strung Anthony Eden taking his country to war in the teeth of American opposition and world opinion, and the rise of 'Supermac' Harold Macmillan, gliding over problems with his Edwardian insouciance.

Hardback book in fine condition. Comes with a very good dust jacket, not price clipped. Slightly shelf worn.

Item details

Author(s):
Hennessy, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713995718
ISBN-13:
9780713995718
Number of pages:
740
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
Having It So Good - Britain In The Fifties

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Having It So Good evokes Britain emerging from the shadow of war and the privations of austerity and rationing into growing affluence. Peter Hennessy takes his readers into the front-rooms where the Coronation was watched on television, to the classrooms and now coffee bars of 1950s Britain - and also into the secret Cabinet rooms in which decisions about the British nuclear bomb were taken and plans made for the catastrophe of nuclear war. He brings to life the ageing Churchill, in his last faltering spell as Prime Minister, the highly-strung Anthony Eden taking his country to war in the teeth of American opposition and world opinion, and the rise of 'Supermac' Harold Macmillan, gliding over problems with his Edwardian insouciance.

Hardback book in fine condition. Comes with a very good dust jacket, not price clipped. Slightly shelf worn.

Author(s):
Hennessy, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713995718
ISBN-13:
9780713995718
Number of pages:
740
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
Having It So Good - Britain In The Fifties

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