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Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s Hardcover – January 1, 2013


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"Graham Stewart has done a terrific job. His book brings the decade vividly to life and convincingly places it in perspective... Stewart is a gifted writer. He possesses a novelist's ability to engage the reader's interest... Excellent." — Toby Young, Mail on Sunday

"A thorough, well-marshalled overview of the politics of the 1980s." —Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times


 "An entertaining and insightful summary of interesting times." —The Times

 "Stewart has written an accomplished, politically minded history of a decade in which Britain was painfully reborn." —Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Graham Stewart is the author of the internationally acclaimed Burying Caesar: Churchill, Chamberlain and the Battle for the Tory Party. He was educated at St Andrews and Cambridge universities and is a senior research fellow of the Humanities Research Institute at Buckingham University. His other books include Friendship and Betrayal, The Murdoch Years volume of the official history of the Times and Britannia: 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848871457
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848871458
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,857,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ger on August 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book is a heavily biased account of the 1980's, told from a Tory perspective. It ought to have been called 'Thatcher - her story' as every significant event in 1980's Britain - privatisation of state industry, the miner's strike, the Falklands conflict, Brixton riots, Northern Ireland - is told from a overtly sympathetic Tory viewpoint, with little or no attempt at impartiality or balance. I bought this book as I hoped it would be similar to Dominic Sandbrook's accounts of Britain in the 1960's & 1970's - it isn't. If you're a Conservative voter or a Tory grandee you'll love this book, but for readers who want a history book that isn't a Thatcher version of Mein Kampf, avoid avoid avoid.
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By Gadgetgeek on November 6, 2013
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Excellent book, should be mandatory reading in schools if for no other reason than it seems to me to be a balanced view of what happened during the period. It's well written and not too dry or stuffy, with all books on history there is the issue that it is the authors view and can never be an exact science. I enjoyed the book and having lived through this period and voted for every major political party I found it refreshingly close to the truth given the left wing propaganda which is prevalent regarding this period in Britain's history.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Celtic mark on July 11, 2013
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A good book covering Britain in the 1980's, it's exactly as it says on the cover.
A good read for anybody who wants to look back on life in the 1980's uk
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