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Having It So Good

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Author: Peter Hennessy
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2007-05-03
Book Size: 48.38 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 768
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Having It So Good

by Peter Hennessy, Having It So Good Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Having It So Good book, Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, Peter Hennessy's Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties captures Britain in an extraordinary decade, emerging from the shadow of war into growing affluence. The 1950s was the decade in which Roger Bannister ran the four-minute mile, Bill Haley released 'Rock Around the Clock', rationing ended and Britain embarked on the traumatic, disastrous Suez War. In this highly enjoyable, original book, Peter Hennessy takes his readers into front rooms, classrooms, cabinet rooms and the new high-street coffee bars of Britain to recapture, as no previous history has, the feel, the flavour and the politics of this extraordinary time of change. 'Utterly engaging ... a treat. It breathes exhilaration' Libby Purves, The Times 'If the Gods gossip, this is how it would sound' Philip Ziegler, Spectator Books of the Year 'A particular treat ... fine, wise and meticulously researched' Andrew Marr 'Stands clear of the field as our best narrative history of this decisive decade' Peter Clarke, Sunday Times 'A compelling narrative ... Hennessy's love of the flesh and blood of politics breathes on every page' Tim Gardam, Observer 'The late Ben Pimlott once described Hennessy as "something of a national institution". You can forget the first two of those five words' Guardian



We Had It So Good

We Had It So Good PDF
Author: Linda Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-01-20
Book Size: 34.38 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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We Had It So Good

by Linda Grant, We Had It So Good Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download We Had It So Good book, Born to hardworking immigrant parents in sunny suburban Los Angeles, Stephen Newman never imagined that he would spend his adult life under the grey skies of north London, would marry Andrea for convenience and stay married, and would watch his children grow into people he cannot fathom. Over forty years he and his friends have built lives of comfort and success, until the events of late middle age and the new century force them to realise that they have always existed in a fool's paradise.



Love Now Pay Later

Love Now  Pay Later  PDF
Author: Nigel Yates
Publisher: SPCK
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Book Size: 80.31 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Love Now Pay Later

by Nigel Yates, Love Now Pay Later Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Love Now Pay Later book, Nigel Yates brings together the religious and social dimensions of the 1950s and 60s and examines the enormous changes in moral attitudes that took place in these two decades. Much of the popular literature on post-war Britain tends to present the 1950s as a period of continuing repression and respectability in the area of private and public morality, and the 1960s as one in which there was rapid social change. Using a wide range of contemporary sources - books (including novels), magazines, newspapers, advertising, fashion catalogues, films and television, as well as a number of significant archive collections - Nigel Yates argues that changes in attitudes to religion and morality in the 1960s were only made possible by developments in the 1950s.



Small Wars Faraway Places

Small Wars  Faraway Places PDF
Author: Michael Burleigh
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Book Size: 58.59 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 608
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Small Wars Faraway Places

by Michael Burleigh, Small Wars Faraway Places Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Small Wars Faraway Places book, A sweeping history of the Cold War’s many “hot” wars born in the last gasps of empire The Cold War reigns in popular imagination as a period of tension between the two post-World War II superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, without direct conflict. Drawing from new archival research, prize-winning historian Michael Burleigh gives new meaning to the seminal decades of 1945 to 1965 by examining the many, largely forgotten, “hot” wars fought around the world. As once-great Western colonial empires collapsed, counter-insurgencies campaigns raged in the Philippines, the Congo, Iran, and other faraway places. Dozens of new nations struggled into existence, the legacies of which are still felt today. Placing these vicious struggles alongside the period-defining United States and Soviet standoffs in Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba, Burleigh swerves from Algeria to Kenya, to Vietnam and Kashmir, interspersing top-level diplomatic negotiations with portraits of the charismatic local leaders. The result is a dazzling work of history, a searing analysis of the legacy of imperialism and a reminder of just how the United States became the world’s great enforcer.



Witness To Freedom

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Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 1995-11-10
Book Size: 70.40 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Witness To Freedom

by Thomas Merton, Witness To Freedom Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Witness To Freedom book, Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of "one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century" (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton's life and vocation, giving readers, in his own words, the details and behind-the-scene facts of his personal struggles as well as his lifelong commitment to peace. This remarkable collection includes the unpublished "Cold War Letters" (as well as a complete list of the series), with Merton's original preface, which confirms their continuing relevance in the cause of peace. There are letters to ecologist Rachel Carson; artist and type designer Victor Hammer; Merton's friend and agent Naomi Burton Stone; his teacher Mark Van Doren; the Canadian philosopher Leslie Dewart; the French Arabic scholar Louis Massignon; and other famous as well as unknown correspondents. There is a courageous open letter to the American hierarchy on the issue of war. Witness to Freedom shows Merton as a living witness against war, perhaps one of the greatest of our century.



Geoffrey Fisher

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Author: David Hein
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Book Size: 38.79 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 140
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Geoffrey Fisher

by David Hein, Geoffrey Fisher Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Geoffrey Fisher book, A major figure in twentieth-century Christianity, Geoffrey Fisher worked to modernize the Church of England and to develop the worldwide Anglican Communion. His historic meeting with Pope John XXIII, his participation in national debates on the Suez Crisis and nuclear weapons, and his role in crowning Queen Elizabeth II made him a well-known figure in postwar Britain. His neglect by professional historians is partly remedied by this new biography, the first scholarly account of Fisher's life and career.



Winds Of Change

Winds of Change PDF
Author: Peter Hennessy
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2019-09-05
Book Size: 35.14 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 768
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Winds Of Change

by Peter Hennessy, Winds Of Change Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Winds Of Change book, From the celebrated author of Never Again and Having It So Good, a wonderfully vivid new history of Britain in the early 1960s Harold Macmillan famously said in 1960 that the wind of change was blowing over Africa and the remaining British Empire. But it was blowing over Britain too - its society; its relationship with Europe; its nuclear and defence policy. And where it was not blowing hard enough - the United Kingdom's economy - great efforts were made to sweep away the cobwebs of old industrial practices and poor labour relations. Life was lived in the knowledge that it could end in a single afternoon of thermonuclear exchange if the uneasy, armed peace of the Cold War tipped into a Third World War. In Winds of Change we see Macmillan gradually working out his 'grand design' - how to be part of both a tight transatlantic alliance and Europe, dealing with his fellow geostrategists Kennedy and de Gaulle. The centre of the book is 1963 - the year of the Profumo Crisis, the Great Train Robbery, the satire boom, de Gaulle's veto of Britain's first application to join the EEC, the fall of Macmillan and the unexpected succession to the premiership of Alec Douglas-Home. Then, in 1964, the battle of what Hennessy calls the tweedy aristocrat and the tweedy meritocrat - Harold Wilson, who would end 13 years of Conservative rule and usher in a new era. As in his acclaimed histories of British life in the two previous decades, Never Again and Having it so Good, Peter Hennessy explains the political, economic, cultural and social aspects of a nation with inimitable wit and empathy. No historian knows the by-ways as well the highways of the archives so well, and no one conveys the flavour of the period so engagingly. The early sixties live again in these pages.



The Shadow Of Death

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Author: Harry Gordon
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Book Size: 28.76 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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The Shadow Of Death

by Harry Gordon, The Shadow Of Death Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Shadow Of Death book, " Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow of Death describes the invasion of Kovno by the Red Army and the impact of Soviet occupation from the perspective of the ghetto's weakest and poorest class. It also serves as a reminder that the Germans were not alone responsible for the persecution and extermination of Jews.



Image Power And Space

Image  Power and Space PDF
Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Release Date: 2007
Book Size: 31.48 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Consumption (Economics)
Languages : en
Pages : 165
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Image Power And Space

by Alan Tomlinson, Image Power And Space Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Image Power And Space book, A collection of studies by scholars working at the Chelsea School Research Centre and the University of Brighton



The Pinch

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Author: David Willetts
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Book Size: 22.95 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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The Pinch

by David Willetts, The Pinch Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Pinch book, The baby boom of 1945-65 produced the biggest, richest generation that Britain has ever known. Today, at the peak of their power and wealth, baby boomers now run our country; by virtue of their sheer demographic power, they have fashioned the world around them in a way that meets all of their housing, healthcare and financial needs. In this original and provocative book, David Willetts shows how the baby boomer generation has attained this position at the expense of their children.Social, cultural and economic provision has been made for the reigning section of society, whilst the needs of the next generation have taken a back seat. Willetts argues that if our political, economic and cultural leaders do not begin to discharge their obligations to the future, the young people of today will be taxed more, work longer hours for less money, have lower social mobility and live in a degraded environment in order to pay for their parents' quality of life. Baby boomers, worried about the kind of world they are passing on to their children, are beginning to take note. However, whilst the imbalance in the quality of life between the generations is becoming more obvious, what is less certain is whether the older generation will be willing to make the sacrifices necessary for a more equal distribution. The Pinch is a landmark account of intergenerational relations in Britain. It is essential reading for parents and policymakers alike.



Aspects Of Educational Change Rle Edu D

Aspects of Educational Change  RLE Edu D  PDF
Author: Ivor Morrish
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Book Size: 19.87 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Aspects Of Educational Change Rle Edu D

by Ivor Morrish, Aspects Of Educational Change Rle Edu D Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Aspects Of Educational Change Rle Edu D book, In recent years teachers have realized that change has become a permanent factor on the educational scene and therefore its operation or mechanism must not just be accepted, or even rejected, but above all understood. This book presents an approach towards some real understanding of educational changes and innovations. A number of mechanisms and processes are discussed and analysed in an attempt to present some sort of overview of the agents involved in change, an analysis of the major characteristics of resisters and innovators, an account of the traits and functions of innovative institutions and a description of three particular models which delineate the way in which change occurs. In the final section of the text attention is given to some contemporary educational innovations, and some suggestions provided for dealing with problems involved in their evaluation.



British General Elections Since 1964

British General Elections Since 1964 PDF
Author: David Denver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-02
Book Size: 58.32 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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British General Elections Since 1964

by David Denver, British General Elections Since 1964 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download British General Elections Since 1964 book, The first book to look at a succession of British general elections in significant detail. By starting the survey in 1964 rather than the traditional date of 1945, it can also focus more rigorously on the changes which began in the 1960s and still affect general elections today.