Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties By Peter Hennessy

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Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties By (author) Peter Hennessy ISBN:9780141004099

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‘Hennessy combines the balance and authority of a historian with the brilliantly selective eye of the investigative journalist . . . if the Gods gossip this is how it would sound’

Philip Ziegler, Spectator ‘Books of the Year’

Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties By (author) Peter Hennessy ISBN:9780141004099

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Weight 569 g
Dimensions 34 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

<b>Peter Hennessy</b> is one of Britain's most celebrated historians, 'who has himself become something of a national institution' (Ben Pimlott). He is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University of London. His previous books include this book's two immediate predecessors, <i>Never Again: Britain 1945-1951</i> (1992, winner of the Duff Cooper Prize and the NCR Prize for Non-fiction) and <i>Having it so Good: Britain in the Fifties </i>(2006, winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing). His other books include <i>Cabinet</i> (1986), <i>Whitehall</i> (1989), <i>The Prime Minister: The Office and Its Holders Since 1945</i> (2000), <i>The Secret State: Preparing for the Worst </i>(2002, 2010) and, co-authored with James Jinks, <i>The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945</i> (2015, winner of the Duke of Westminster's Award for Military Literature and the Mountbatten Maritime Award). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003 and created an independent crossbench life peer as Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield in 2010.

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