"... vital, wide-ranging, genre-defying read... a timely reminder that teenagers are not just our future, but our past and inescapable present" -- Daily Telegraph, April 14, 2007
"As vivid, as brilliant and compelling - and persuasive - as its
subject" -- GQ
"Jon Savage is a star...necessary and illuminating" -- Times
"Savage dissects the teen dream and the role industrialisation,
democratisation and the media played in shaping its identity. And he does
so with all the urgency, flair and vitality he argues was lost when
purchasing power became the ultimate teen goal"
-- Metro, April 23, 2007
"Savage has produced a book that may well change how people think about teenagers" -- Guardian, April 14, 2007
'Consistently fascinates' -- The Herald
'He pulls together the most disparate materials, British, American, German, and French, in an engaging fashion.'
A "fascinating, engrossing book" -- Mojo Magazine
`Ambitious, evocative and wide-ranging "pre-history"...' -- Evening Standard
`Painstakingly researched and far reaching `pre-history of the
teenager'... Savage still shows himself to be one of the most skilful
exponents around' -- New Statesman
This is the untold account of how the twentieth century became the century of Youth - a stunning combination of research, vivid stories and penetrating insight.
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