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Books by Richard Vinen

The Long '68

A very enjoyable and astringent account of the events that made 1968 and its aftermath so important.

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National Service

National ServiceĀ is a serious - if often very entertaining - attempt to get to grips with an extraordinary institution, which now seems as remote as the British Empire itself. With great sympathy and curiosity, Vinen unpicks the myths of the two 'gap years', which all British men who came of age between 1945 and the early 1960s had to fill with National Service.

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