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This review is from: The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Family (Hardcover)
Fascinating, but somewhat politically biased.
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Initial post: 31 Jul 2014 14:36:49 BDT
I assume you are thinking of the things that he says that are critical of Scargill - but I can't agree, many at the time were a bit sceptical of his motivation, though in the long run his fears proved well founded and his reputation was, with hindsight blackened unjustly.
I thought that Benson was amazingly detached politically. He could have easily written a political diatribe given the nature of his story, however, he let the events and his relatives speak for themselves. Taking the period of the 1984-5 miners' strike as an example: anyone who lived through that period and watched TV, used their own eyes, read the papers could see what was happening.
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