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History as it should be,
This review is from: Rejoice! Rejoice!: Britain in the 1980s (Hardcover)
In my view this is a superb volume which successfully brings together the political history of the decade with broader social and cultural themes often overlooked in traditional history books. Turner is like a hugely knowledgeable yet always entertaining and often humourous tour guide, whose priceless anecdotes bring the past to life. The author is one of those rare breeds - one who doesn't readily take sides but leaves it up to the reader to decide for themselves; what stays in the mind is the sheer bewildering complexity of the period, in which division, contradiction and confusion reigned supreme.