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Marching to the Fault Line - The Miners' Strike and the Battle for Industrial Britain

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The 1984 Miners' strike was one of the defining moments in modern British history. Leading journalists David Hencke and Francis Beckett had unrivalled access to key government and union players at the heart of the story; they have also uncovered material that the powerful would have liked to remain secret.

This is a controversial investigation into the 1984 Miners strike and how it changed Modern Britain. Twenty five years after the strike, the debate is still controversial. Marching to the Faultline tells the full story of the strike from confidential cabinet meetings at Downing Street to backroom negotiations, and life on the picket line. The book draws on previously unseen sources from interviews with the major figures, private archives and documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act to set the record straight.


Well researched, full of vital insights and written with a sense of pace that does justice to the tragic drama. (Neil Kinnock)

Meticulously researched . . the roles of Thatcher and Scargill and the striking miners themselves are questioned in a deeper way than ever before, and a secret history of espionage and dirty tricks is revealed. (Books Quarterly)

The book is an essential read for anyone interested in industrial disputes and particularly the miners strike and other industrial actions of the 1970s and 1980s. It will also be of interest to all those interested in politics, the mechanics of government and the history of the mid to second half of the 19th century.

The book is an ex- library copy with the usual markings. It is in very good condition and has clearly been well maintained. The pages are clean, intact and the spine is firm.

Item details

Author(s):
Francis & David Beckett & Hencke
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9781849010252
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Constable, 2009
Title:
Marching to the Fault Line - The Miners' Strike and the Battle for Industrial Britain

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The 1984 Miners' strike was one of the defining moments in modern British history. Leading journalists David Hencke and Francis Beckett had unrivalled access to key government and union players at the heart of the story; they have also uncovered material that the powerful would have liked to remain secret.

This is a controversial investigation into the 1984 Miners strike and how it changed Modern Britain. Twenty five years after the strike, the debate is still controversial. Marching to the Faultline tells the full story of the strike from confidential cabinet meetings at Downing Street to backroom negotiations, and life on the picket line. The book draws on previously unseen sources from interviews with the major figures, private archives and documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act to set the record straight.


Well researched, full of vital insights and written with a sense of pace that does justice to the tragic drama. (Neil Kinnock)

Meticulously researched . . the roles of Thatcher and Scargill and the striking miners themselves are questioned in a deeper way than ever before, and a secret history of espionage and dirty tricks is revealed. (Books Quarterly)

The book is an essential read for anyone interested in industrial disputes and particularly the miners strike and other industrial actions of the 1970s and 1980s. It will also be of interest to all those interested in politics, the mechanics of government and the history of the mid to second half of the 19th century.

The book is an ex- library copy with the usual markings. It is in very good condition and has clearly been well maintained. The pages are clean, intact and the spine is firm.

Author(s):
Francis & David Beckett & Hencke
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9781849010252
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Constable, 2009
Title:
Marching to the Fault Line - The Miners' Strike and the Battle for Industrial Britain

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