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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (305 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Marr Narrator: Andrew Marr Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire.

Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Edwardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question 'How should we live?' Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, the Suffragette movement was taking shape as the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also a time that witnessed the birth of the media as we know it today and the beginnings of the welfare state.

Beyond trenches, flappers and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments and raucous stage heroines. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays, crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today's Britain can be heard throughout. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 2/9/2014

    " Andrew Marr has a gift for making a compelling read out of dry facts, and bringing out the personalities involved. An interesting and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gerben Segboer | 1/27/2014

    " Fast-paced, documentary style writing by Andrew Marr. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I personally believe his other tome, A History of Modern Britain, is slightly more entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " The only thing I could fault this on the whole very entertaining and readable history of modern Britain on was that at times it read more as a biography of Churchill than what it actually was. One cannot deny that Churchill did indeed have a massive role in the period, but some of the lesser important periods of his life were covered in such detail that I wondered if nothing else could have been going on the same time that would have made for a widened study. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James | 1/20/2014

    " Fascinating book with some eye opening discussions on how the UK changed between 1900 and 1945. There is no doubt that the first 45 years of last century is still having a huge impact on the way we live today. The changes that happened during those years are just a radical as the changes that happened in the 1600s. For anyone interested in history this book is well worth reading. "

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