4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A comprehensive and thought-provoking history,
This review is from: A History of Modern Britain (Paperback)
Having just finished this book after 3 days during which I did little else but read, I can confidently recommend it to anyone wanting to flesh out their knowledge of post-war British politics.
As one of the quoted reviews notes, Marr is at his best when writing about politics, although his short asides on the cultural shifts in Britain do not lack insight. His expert portrayal of the stresses, strains and scandals experienced by all PMs from Churchill through to Blair makes for compelling reading, as does his dissection of significant events such as Suez and the Winter of Discontent, which show that our politicians are far more susceptible to foreign pressures and trends than they would have us believe.