In many ways, as the author demonstrates, Britain became a significant player again in this era and featured once again on the world stage in a fashion it had not achieved in the 1950s. But the outward accoutrements of these revolutions in society nurtured some clandestine (and less palatable) undercurrents, and Sandbrook anatomises these with quite as much skill as he devotes to the more celebratory sections of the book. The range of references involved is quite stunning, and the period concentrated on (1964 to 1970) is not likely to receive such a comprehensive airing again. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a interesting and factual book of the swinging 60s. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arabella
If you were around in the 60's then this is the book to read. Brings back great memories of what went on and who what when. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rolyat
It read a bit like an intellectual coffee table book. Tells the story, but his account of the events in Northern Ireland is rather poor. Far too much about pop music. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. P. I. Browne
"White Heat" carries on where Dominic Sandbrook's last book left off, with Labour winning the general election in 1964. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Neil Lennon
I lived through the sixties and wanted to read about all the things I missed or could not remember. Shamefully, this is another book I have yet to read.Published 9 months ago by Mr. E. Goody
A detailed and consummately well-written account of a recent past, which I lived through but without having this much grasp on the period. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Duncan Bush