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The best and most comprehensive account of British politics immediately before, during, and immediately after the Second World War. GUARDIAN

The war years witnessed a radical shift in political power, expressed in Labour's decisive electoral victory victory in 1945. In his classic study - now revised - Paul Addison traces this sea-change back to the Thirties and powerfully recaptures the spirit of post-war reconstruction. 'It tells with wit, scholarship and imagination how the British people entered the Promised Land - or seemed to' OBSERVER 'This is a landmark in the writing of contemporary history and deserves wide acclaim' TLS

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780712659321

    February 15, 1994

    Pimlico

    368 pages

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  • EBook

    9781446424216

    May 31, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    368 pages

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