Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 January 1991

600 Pages | 32 b/w plates

ISBN: 9780198227649

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The People's Peace

British History 1945-1989

Kenneth O. Morgan

"In forty-four years," Kenneth Morgan writes, "the British had yet to recover from victory in the Second World War, even though the Germans and Japanese had so manifestly recovered from defeat." In this sweeping account of British history since 1945, he shows why, as he ranges from the dramatic collapse of the British Empire to the Suez Crisis, from the foundation of the welfare state to the rise of Margaret Thatcher. It is a fascinating look at a great power stepping back from center stage in the theater of global politics.