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  • Published: 5 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141929323
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

Never Again

Britain 1945-1951



Winner of the NCR Award for Non-Fiction 1993 (predecessor to the Samuel Johnson Prize) and the Duff Cooper Prize 1993

The first volume of Hennessy's postwar history of Britain concerns an age dominated by the shadow of war. With the beginnings of the Cold War, the foundations of the new Europe and the granting of independence of former colonies, Britain was forced to negotiate a new place in the world. It was also a time of rationing and of rebuilding, marked by the founding of the NHS and the welfare state. This comprehensive history embraces both high politics and everyday experience. It recreates the mood of the time and tells us where people lived, how they worked and what they wore.

  • Published: 5 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141929323
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

About the author

Peter Hennessy

Peter Hennessy reported Whitehall for ten years, mainly for The Times, The Economist and the Financial Times. He is Professor of Contemporary History, at the University of London, and is married with two daughters. His most recent book is The Prime Minister (2000).

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