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Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II

by A. N. Wilson (Author)

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Right-wing version of British History: Nothing wrong with that so long as the reader keeps in mind A.N. Wilson is convinced the only good UK Governments were those of the Conservatives. Even PM Atlee's first post-WW2 victorious landslide Labour Government which gave the UK the NHS, Welfare State and universal Education 5 to 15 were likely to have been Churchillian Tory administration polices too, but for a later date! Dream on! ( )
  tommi180744 | Oct 7, 2013 |
Quite entertaining and very well written (as all Wilson's books are) but his political and aesthetic prejudices are rather overstated. ( )
  Mouldywarp | Jun 2, 2011 |
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When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. Few had any inkling, however, of the stupendous changes that would occur over the next fifty years, both in Britain and around the world.

In Our Times, A. N. Wilson takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through postwar Britain. With his acute eye not just for the broad social and cultural sweep but also for the telling detail, he brilliantly distills half a century of unprecedented social and political change. Here are the defining events and characters of the modern age, from the Suez crisis to Vietnam, from the Beatles to Princess Diana. Here are the Angry Young Men, the rise of pop culture and celebrity, industrial unrest and the Winter of Discontent, the Thatcher era and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. This book propels the reader from postwar austerity, to the end of the British Empire and the emergence of America as a superpower, to the multicultural Britain of today.

With Our Times, Wilson triumphantly concludes the acclaimed trilogy that opened with The Victorians and was followed by After the Victorians. Our Times makes compelling reading for anyone interested in the forces that have shaped our world.

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Wilson triumphantly concludes the acclaimed trilogy that opened with "The Victorians," taking readers from postwar austerity to the multicultural Britain of today. The book is compelling reading for anyone interested in the forces that have shaped our world.… (more)

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