on 23 September 2000
I found this little book extremely helpful, for both teachers and students. It covers all the main topics but is not intended as a core text - the narratives for each chapter last barely a page (though these might function as an excellent aid to last-minute revision). Rather, Lee includes discursive essays on one or two points of controversy within each field (economy, foreign policy, oppoisiton etc). As usual he is clear and balanced in summarising the views of others, but not afraid to suggest his own thoughts, which he pithily expresses. There are also source questions, including some model answers - a real boon. Invaluable for A-Level and forthcoming A2 courses.