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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico; 2Rev Ed edition (6 Jan. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712659323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712659321
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'The best and most comprehensive account of British politics immediately before, during, and immediately after the Second World War" (Guardian)

"What I find most striking is the beauty of his prose, the force of his argument, and the awesome and painstaking research that underpins it. Although I still do not agree with him, it is one hell of an achievement, and one that has not been matched since" (Harriet Jones Times Education Supplement)

"This is a landmark in the writing of contemporary history and deserves wide acclaim" (Times Literary Supplement)

"Many books have been written about the Home Front. Few have dealt with the development of policies at the top. Addison's book fills the gap magnificently. It tells with wit, scholarship and imagination how the British people entered the Promised Land - or seemed to" (A.J.P. Taylor Observer)

"This is a brilliant book. It is probably the most intelligent monograph on a recent period of British politics" (John Vincet New Society)


The war years witnessed a radical shift in political power, expressed in Labour's decisive electoral victory in 1945. In this classic study, now revised, Addison traces this sea-change back to the 1930s and strives to recapture the spirit of post-war reconstruction. Paul Addison has also written "Now the War is Over" and "Churchill on the Home Front".

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