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Dominic Sandbrook is one of Britain's best-known historians. His books on post-war Britain - Never Had It So Good, White Heat, State of Emergency and Seasons in the Sun - have been widely acclaimed. Dominic is a columnist for the Daily Mail and BBC History, reviews books for the Sunday Times and has presented numerous Radio 4 documentaries, notably a 15-part history of the Post Office. His BBC Two television series The 70s, adapted from his books, was broadcast in 2012, and his new series on Britain in the Cold War will be screened in 2013. He is currently working on a new book on the early 1980s, and is a visiting professor at King's College London. He will discuss his latest book Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979. Tickets are free of charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place now. (Cynfelyn)… (més)
State of Emergency is Dominic Sandbrook's history of the first half of the 1970s. It is the third volume in his monumental and far-reaching history of modern times which began with Never Had it So Good (1956-1963) and White Heat (1964 - 1970). In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the seventies had been forgotten. Dominic Sandbrook recreates the gaudy seventies: a decade characterised by miners' strikes, tower blocks and IRA atrocities; as well as celebrity footballers, package holidays and glam rock; and featuring a cast which included Enoch Powell and Tony Benn, David Bowie and Brian Clough, Germaine Greer and Mary Whitehouse. Tickets cost £2 and can be obtained by telephoning or visiting the Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. 01865 333623. (oxygen_142)… (més)