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The Seventies Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic Look at a Violent Decade Hardcover – Unabridged, 20 Aug 2010

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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Unabridged edition edition (20 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230703852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230703858
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 4.6 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,039,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Gerard DeGroot attempts to debunk popular conceptions of the dormant 1970s. Characterised by cultural change (including the rise of feminism and homosexual rights), ideological innovation and widespread warfare, DeGroot's decade is one of progress and pervasive violence.' --New Statesman

'Readers... are lucky to be in the safe hands of an author who is clear, chatty and not afraid to sum up big developments in short phrases... These say as much as many long academic articles... Wide-ranging, original and engaging' --Sunday Express (4-star review)

'One turns eagerly to Gerard DeGroot's The Seventies Unplugged and its subtitular claim to be a "kaleidoscopic look at a violent decade". In 50 brief, discrete essays, DeGroot flits from Manila to Madrid, from Steve Biko to the Baader-Meinhof gang, in a bid to pin down what he calls this "weird" period... His episodic sketches accrete into a rather more detailed vision of the decade than [Dominic] Sandbrook's. Better still, unlike Sandbrook, DeGroot never grants himself the comforting condescension of 20:20 hindsight. Far from poking fun at the 1970s, he concludes that they were "depressingly like the present - and probably the future"' --Independent on Sunday

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A sweeping tour d’horizon of a dishonoured decade, The Seventies Unplugged continues where de Groot’s history of the Sixties left off.

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